A reminder that Network Rail will be carrying out essential work to replace Milford Road railway bridge in Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, next month (February).

The 80-year-old bridge deck, which crosses the A4076 on Dredgeman Hill, requires replacing as it is nearing the end of its lifespan. Network Rail will demolish the existing railway bridge deck – which carries the South Wales Mainline – and install a new, more resilient structure, all part of their Railway Upgrade Plan to improve the reliability of the railway.

The core work to replace the bridge will take place from 7pm on Friday 15 February and to 6am Monday 18 February.

To ensure the work is carried out as efficiently and safely as possible, there will be a short temporary road closure on the A4076 at Milford Road railway bridge.   The road will be closed to all through traffic, with the exception of residents within the road closure and emergency services.   Network Rail have been working closely with their partners to develop the diversionary routes which will be clearly signposted throughout the road closure.

Network Rail care about their railway neighbours and as such, letters including copies of the official diversion route and the upcoming ‘drop-in’ event details have been sent to properties neighbouring the bridge, who may be affected by the work.   A copy of the letter and diversion route can be seen below.

A drop-in session will be held on Thursday 31 January, between the hours of 3pm to 6pm at the Merlins Bridge Welfare Hall, Pembroke Road, SA61 1JW.   Members of the project team will be on hand to answer any questions.

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