THERE will be a temporary closure of part of the C2157, near Dolau Cothi Gold Mine from Friday March 6, 2015 for a period of eight weeks.

The closure is necessary for Carmarthenshire Council to construct a highway support gabionade adjacent to the C2157, from a point three-quarters mile north-east of its junction with the A482, for a total distance of 130 metres.

A tree root that fell in recent storms has torn away ground and damaged the edge of the road at Brunant.

The gabions will be formed with cages filled with rock to act are reinforcement to the carriageway edge to help prevent further erosion so that the road surface can be repaired.

Dyfed Archaeological Trust will undertake a site survey before works start because of the proximity of the damaged road to the disused gold mine.

County executive board member for environment, engineering and transport services Cllr Colin Evans said: “This is important repair work that is costing circa £40,000 to prevent further damage and erosion of the road that is well used by tourists and commuting local residents.”

The alternative route for north-east bound traffic from a south-west point of the closure will be to proceed in a south-westerly direction along the C2157 to its junction with the A482. At the junction, turn right and continue in a north-westerly direction along the A482 to its junction with the U4055. At the junction, turn right and continue in a northerly direction along the U4055 to its junction with the C2182. Then turn right and continue in a north-easterly direction along the C2182 to its junction with the C2157. At the junction, turn right and continue in a south-westerly direction along the C2157 to return to a point north-east of the closure. Vice Versa for south-west bound traffic.

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