Tuesday 10 Apr 2018
Community invited to find out more about Network Rail’s refurbishment of a canal bridge in Cardiff
Network Rail will soon begin refurbishing Glamorganshire Canal bridge in Cardiff as part of its Railway Upgrade Plan. The local community is invited to a drop-in event to find out more.
The essential repair and renewal work to the railway underbridge, which crosses Ty Mawr Road, will include steel work repairs to strengthen the bridge, plus deep cleaning and painting.
Mathew Tanner, project manager for Network Rail Wales and Borders, said: “Refurbishing Glamorganshire Canal bridge will help restore the bridge for years to come.
“We are working with Cardiff Council and other partners to carry out this essential renewal work in as short a time-frame as possible to minimise disruption to the local community and road users. We would like to thank everyone in advance for their patience and invite the local community to come along to our drop-in event to find out more.”
The information ‘drop-in’ event will be held on Thursday 12 April at Llandaff North Rugby Football Club, 42 Radyr Road, Cardiff, CF14 2FU, from 3pm to 7pm. No appointment is necessary, anyone interested in finding out more can just drop in to speak to a member of the project team.
Preparatory work to the 128 year-old bridge, including completing structural surveys, is taking place from midnight to 6am on Sundays during April and from 7am on Monday 30 April to 7am on Monday 7 May, when single lane traffic management will be in operation on Ty Mawr Road.
In order to safely complete the refurbishment work to the bridge, Ty Mawr Road will be temporarily closed to all traffic from 7am on Monday 7 May and will reopen on Friday 3 August.
A road diversion will be in operation throughout the work and will be clearly signposted. Access for pedestrians and cyclists will remain open throughout the duration of the work.
About Network Rail
We own, operate and develop Britain's railway infrastructure; that's 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We run 20 of the UK's largest stations while all the others, over 2,500, are run by the country's train operating companies.
Every day, there are more than 4.8 million journeys made in the UK and over 600 freight trains run on the network. People depend on Britain's railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day. Our role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway, so we carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year that form part of the multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan, to grow and expand the nation's railway network to respond to the tremendous growth and demand the railway has experienced - a doubling of passenger journeys over the past 20 years.