The project, located on the A487 near Machynlleth, will improve road safety, strengthen links between communities, provide active travel opportunities and build resilience against flooding. Once completed, the project will also improve transport connectivity to help stimulate further economic development in mid-Wales.
Works consist of a new viaduct across the floodplain and a new river bridge across the Afon Dyfi, approximately 480m upstream of the existing masonry-arch bridge. The current 19th century bridge is frequently closed due to flooding, an occurrence which is likely to increase with the impact of climate change.
Our role at YGC on this project is to provide ecological support to the contractor ensuring they comply with environmental and ecological legislation. YGC’s ecologist role includes ensuring compliance with protected species licences and supervising some element of the works the making sure wildlife is not harmed or affected by the works.