Network Rail will soon be carrying out essential work to replace Pembroke Road railway bridge in Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest. This work will involve some temporary road closures to through traffic (with the exception of residents and emergency services) on part of Pembroke Road between the railway bridge and the temporary compound site which is located next to Merlins Bridge Welfare Hall (village hall) and Clay Lane.

The 80-year-old bridge deck, which crosses Pembroke Road, requires replacing as it is nearing the end of its lifespan. Between 8pm on Friday 18 January and 6am on Monday 21 January, 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 Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan to improve the reliability of the railway.

Network Rail are replacing Pembroke Road railway bridge (which crosses Pembroke Road) between 8pm Friday 18 January and 6am on Monday 21 January and Milford Road railway bridge, (which crosses the A4076, on Dredgeman Hill) between 7pm on Friday 15 February and 6am on Monday 18 February. This £4.25m project is part of Network Rail’s Railway Upgrade Plan.

Network Rail care about their railway neighbours and as such, letters including copies of the official diversion route and their upcoming ‘drop-in’ event details have been sent to properties neighbouring the bridges, who may be affected by their work.   Copies are below for your information.

The  ‘drop in’ events will take place on Thursday 10 January and Thursday 31 January, between the hours of 3pm to 6pm at the Merlins Bridge Welfare Hall, Pembroke Road, SA61 1JW.   There will be members of the project team on hand to answer any questions.  You are welcome  to drop by at any point during this time.

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