Works update on Chepstow’s Old Wye Bridge

We have contracted a work programme to undertake some essential maintenance on the Old Wye Bridge in Chepstow.

The original works programme had a completion date of the first week of September and while works are now well underway we have experienced delays with certain items of work taking longer than expected. The contractor has submitted a revised programme with a completion date identified as early December – unfortunately later than anticipated. We have asked the contractor to examine ways of bringing this forward but he believes that this is a realistic timescale given his experience on these works.

We accept that this may not be welcome news for some but these works have not been particularly straightforward and are essential for the long term stability of this historic structure, especially ahead of the bicentennial celebrations scheduled for the bridge next year.

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