Work begins on Newtown active travel bridge across the River Severn
Work to start building the long-awaited cycle and pedestrian bridge across the River Severn in Newtown has began in August 2023.
Connecting the riverside path and Pool Road in Newtown, the Welsh Government funded bridge will create a safe active travel link between the communities, businesses and amenities on each side of the river.
Construction firm, JN Bentley will be responsible for building the new bridge on behalf of Powys County Council, and local communities on both sides of the river should expect to see them onsite from 19 June 2023 until the end of the year.
“This bridge will make such a difference to those living in the local area and will certainly provide them with the opportunity to make short journeys such as to work, school or the local shops, by bike or on foot, rather than having to get in the car.” Explains Cllr Jackie Charlton, Cabinet Member for a Greener Powys.
“The active travel routes across the county are improving and increasing year on year and we are excited that this new bridge, one of our most ambitious active travel projects, is finally coming to fruition after years of planning.
Our role at YGC
Feasibility and outline design stages
Concept and outline design
Stakeholder and public consultations
Management of Ground Investigation, soil sampling and ground water monitoring
Flood Consequence Assessment
Management of planning processes
To know more about the prosiect, go to Powys County Council