Network Rail engineers complete maintenance work on Mynydd underbridge ahead of schedule

Station Road reopened following completion of crucial maintenance work to Mynydd underbridge

Station Road reopened on Saturday 14 September following a three-month closure due to maintenance work being carried out on Mynydd underbridge. The work, which was carried out by Network Rail and partners Centregreat throughout the summer, has increased the lifespan of the bridge.

Station Road closed on Friday 14 June and a fully signposted diversionary route was put in place for motorists to minimise disruption to the local community.

Engineers and contractors successfully improved the stability, drainage and masonry features of the underbridge. A large metal redundant span was removed which will significantly reduce maintenance upkeep of the bridge, resulting in time and cost savings. These improvements will help to reduce any further works and additional road closures.

Richard Berg, scheme project manager for Network Rail said: “We are pleased to have completed this essential maintenance ahead of time.

“The underbridge has been greatly improved and will prevent further significant maintenance work and subsequent road closures.

 “We would like to thank the local community for their patience and understanding during this project.”