Posted on: Friday 11 June 2021
An emergency road closure on Commercial Street, Pontypool will remain in place into next week to undertake emergency repairs to collapsed sewerage pipes.
A shaft and tunnels have been excavated on Commercial Street to allow Dwr Cymru contractors to undertake the work. Commercial Street is still fully open for pedestrians access.
The damaged sewer syphon is currently affecting only a small number of properties in Portland building. The Contractors are now removing brickwork to gain access to carry out the repair.
The road closure is required between the Park Road roundabout and the junction with Glantorvaen Road at the traffic lights near Civic Centre and Pontypool Library. Despite the road closure, access to all the car parks serving the shops remain open and fully accessible. A diversion is in place directing traffic around Pontypool Town Centre using the A4043.
Cllr Mandy Owen, Torfaen’s Executive Member for the Environment, said: “We are hopeful that work will be completed next week. Difficult underground conditions are making the repair more difficult as loose material is running into the excavated shaft. The contractors will work throughout the weekend to shore up the shaft and access the damaged sewer syphon.”
If you have any questions, please contact Welsh Water on 0800 085 3968.