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Coldbrook Flood Alleviation Works - Latest News

All the latest news and updates on the Coldbrook Flood Alleviation Scheme can be found in this section.

 

For more information about flood alleviation works please contact:

 

Dyer & Butler

Rampart House

Kingsway

Fforestfach

Swansea

SA5 4DL

 

Scheme Newsletter

Issued by Dyer and Butler:

 

 September Newsletter

 

 

 

October 2017

 

Week beginning 16th October 2017:

 

The following works will take place across the Coldbrook catchment this week:

  • Continuation of works to the outlet and inlet, including concreting, at Meadow Vale
  • Construction of an outfall structure and inlet gabions at Brookfield Avenue
  • Continuation of Channel Girt between the Brookfield Avenue Outlet and the Meadow Vale Inlet
  • Continuation of the construction of an outlet culvert in 7 Solent Road, along with works to the existing brick arch culvert under Coldbrook Road East
  • Continuation of works to the maintenance access area above the culvert at the Price Avenue inlet
  • Continuation of landscaping works and fencing at Dyfan Road Open Space
  • Culvert cleaning works will be taking place at various locations across the catchment

 

 

 

Week beginning 9th October 2017:

 

Works across the catchment this week include:

  • Continuation of works to the outlet and inlet, including concreting, at Meadow Vale
  • Construction of an outfall structure and inlet gabions at Brookfield Avenue
  • Continuation of the construction of an outlet culvert in 7 Solent Road, along with works to the existing brick arch culvert under Coldbrook Road East
  • Stream works have been completed in Price Avenue, with exception to the trash screen and silt trap
  • Continuation of landscaping works and fencing at Dyfan Road Open Space
  • Culvert cleaning works will be taking place at various locations across the catchment
  • Works will continue to lower and replace the grill on the outlet chamber in Robins Lane

 

 

 

Week beginning 2nd October 2017:

 

The temporary access/egress via Priory Gardens will be closed at 08:00 on Monday 02/10/2017. Traffic will resume the normal route via Meadowvale & Coldbrook Road East.

 

Works across the catchment this week include:

  • Continuation of works to the outlet and inlet, including concreting, at Meadow Vale
  • Construction of an outfall structure and inlet gabions at Brookfield Avenue
  • Continuation of the construction of an outlet culvert in 7 Solent Road, along with works to the existing brick arch culvert under Coldbrook Road East
  • Reinstatement works to the rear, side and front gardens of 13 Price Avenue. Channel works, gabions and trash screen implementation are required to complete the works
  • Continuation of landscaping works and fencing at Dyfan Road Open Space
  • Culvert cleaning works will be taking place at various locations across the catchment

 

 

 

September 2017

 

Week beginning 18th September 2017

 

The following works will take place over the Coldbrook catchment this week:

  • Continuation of works to the inlet and outlet of the culvert in Meadow Vale
  • Traffic will continue to use the temporary access in Priory Gardens. The outlet structure in Brookfield Avenue is under construction. Works to the inlet gabions will also commence
  • Continuation of works in No 7 Solent Road to construct the culvert outlet
  • Work in Bron y Nant will also continue this week
  • Reinstatement works continue in the garden of 13 Price Avenue. Channel invert works and gabion works are to commence this week.
  • Continuation of landscaping works, fencing and hand-rail installation in Dyfan Road Open Space

 

 

 

Week beginning 11th September 2017

 

Works continue across the Coldbrook catchment, including:

  • Continuation of works to the outlet and inlet of the culvert in Meadow Vale
  • Traffic for the Brookfield Estate is to remain using the temporary access via Priory Gardens
  • Completion of pipe laying in Brookfield Avenue, and construction of the outfall structure
  • Works to the outlet of the culvert on Coldbrook Road East will commence. Traffic Management is to be altered to swap sides of the carriageway open to traffic.
  • Continuation of works to the landscaping and fencing at Dyfan Road Open Space
  • Reinstatement works to the rear and side gardens of 13 Price Avenue after completion of works to the inlet
  • Diversion of an electricity cable through a new footbridge at Bron y Nant
  • De-silting works to the culvert at Solent Road/Dobbins Road

 

 

Week beginning 4th September 2017

 

Works continue across the Coldbrook catchment, including:

  • Replacement of the culvert in Meadow Vale and to the Brookfield Avenue Culvert. Traffic for the Brookfield Estate is to remain using the temporary access via Priory Gardens
  • Retention of Traffic Lights at Coldbrook Road East as work continues to the construction of the new inlet and outlet
  • Continuation of works to the landscaping and fencing at Dyfan Road Open Space
  • Continuation of works to the inlet at Price Avenue, to include reinstatement works
  • Diversion of an electricity cable at Bron y Nant
  • De-silting works to the culvert at Solent Road/Dobbins Road 

August 2017

Week beginning 28th August 2017

 

Works across the Coldbrook catchment this week include:

  • Replacement of the culvert in Meadow Vale.
  • Meadowvale was reopened to traffic on 31/07/2017.  However, traffic associated with Brookfields Estate will continue to use the temporary access/egress via Priory Gardens
  • Continuation of works to the culvert in Brookfield Avenue. This includes completion of works to the culvert within the garden of No.2 Brookfield Avenue, and commencement of works to the open watercourse
  • Retention of Traffic Lights at Coldbrook Road East as work continues to the construction of the new inlet and outlet
  • Continuation of works to the landscaping and fencing at Dyfan Road Open Space
  • Continuation of works to the inlet at Price Avenue
  • Replacement of the footbridge at Bron y Nant

 

 

Week Beginning 14 August 2017

 

The following works will take place across the Coldbrook catchment this month:

  • The access to the estate at Meadow Vale via Coldbrook Road East has been reopened.   Traffic from the Brookfield estate will continue to use the alternative access is via Priory Gardens. Work to construct gabion walls continues as part of the replacement culvert at Meadow Vale.
  • Works are commencing at Brookfield Avenue to construct a new culvert across the highway and into the stream.  Works to include the installation of gabion baskets at the inlet, weather depending.
  • Traffic Lights are in operation at Coldbrook Road East to allow for construction of a new inlet
  • Landscaping works are continuing at Dyfan Road Open Space
  • Works are continuing at the Price Avenue inlet
  • Works are continuing to install a new footbridge at Bron y Nant
  • Works will be completed to a Armco culvert in Ysgol Gymraeg Gwaun y Nant grounds

June 2017

The following works will take place across the Coldbrook catchment this month:

  • The access to the estate at Meadow Vale via Coldbrook Road East is now closed. Traffic management has been implemented and the alternative access is via Priory Gardens. Work continues to replace the culvert at Meadow Vale.
  • Traffic Lights are in operation at Coldbrook Road East to allow for construction of a new inlet
  • Landscaping works are continuing at Dyfan Road Open Space
  • Traffic lights are in operation at Carew Close to undertake construction works to the highway drainage system
  • Works are continuing at the Price Avenue inlet

May 2017

Week Beginning 22 May 2017

Works continue across the Coldbrook catchment this week, including:

  • Traffic management is in operation at Coldbrook Road East whilst works continue.
  • Landscaping and fencing works will continue at Dyfan Road Open Space
  • Traffic management is in place in Carew Close to allow for new gully connections to be installed
  • Works are being undertaken within the boundary of private properties at Gibbonsdown Rise
  • Works are continuing to the inlet and river walls in Price Avenue
  • Work is commencing on constructing a temporary access/egress connecting Brookfield Avenue and Priory Garden to allow for access to and from the estate. This is in preparation for road closures to Brookfield Avenue and Meadow Vale following the Bank Holiday weekend

Week Beginning 15 May 2017

The following works will be carried out across the Coldbrook catchment this week:

  • The temporary connection at Ewbank Close and Dobbins Road is to be closed and final reinstatement works are to be carried out
  • Traffic management is in operation at Coldbrook Road East whilst works continue.
  • Landscaping and fencing works will continue at Dyfan Road Open Space
  • Traffic management is in place in Carew Close to allow for trial holes and groundworks to be undertaken
  • Traffic management will be removed upon completion of works at Dyfan Road/Gibbonsdown Rise. Works are still being undertaken within the boundary of private properties in this location
  • Works are continuing to the inlet and river walls in Price Avenue

 

Week Beginning 8 May 2017

The following works will be carried out across the Coldbrook catchment this week:

  • Langlands Road has been reopened to traffic. The temporary connection at Ewbank Close and Dobbins Road is to be closed
  • Traffic management is in operation at Coldbrook Road East whilst works continue. Contaminated land is delaying progress on these works
  • Landscaping and fencing works will continue at Dyfan Road Open Space
  • Traffic management is in place in Carew Close to allow for trial holes and groundworks to be undertaken
  • Traffic management is in place at Dyfan Road and Gibbonsdown Rise to allow for relaying kerbs and further works
  • Works are continuing to the inlet and river walls in Price Avenue

Week Beginning 1 May 2017

Works across the Coldbrook catchment this week include:

  • Resurfacing of Solent Road and Langlands Road after completion of construction work. The road will be reopened to traffic. The temporary access at Ewbank Close and Dobbins Road will be closed and reinstated
  • Traffic management is in operation at Coldbrook Road East whilst works continue. Contaminated land is delaying progress on these works
  • Landscaping works will continue at Dyfan Road Open Space
  • Traffic management is in place in Carew Close to allow for construction of new gullies
  • Traffic management is in place at Dyfan Road and Gibbonsdown Rise to allow for relaying kerbs and further works
  • Works are continuing to the inlet and river walls in Price Avenue

April 2017

 

Week Beginning 24 April 2017

Works are continuing across the Coldbrook catchment, including:

  • Langlands Road will remain closed until manhole construction has been completed and rod reinstated.  Langland Road/Solent Road junction has re-opened to traffic and the Solent Road/Dobbins Road temporary access closed and reinstatement completed. The Ewbank Close/Dobbins Road temporary junction will remain open until the whole of Langland Road can be re-opened.
  • Work continues to the inlet at Coldbrook Road East. Traffic Management continues. Works may be delayed due to presence of contaminated ground
  • Landscaping works continue in Dyfan Road Open Space, along with fencing and footbridge construction
  • Carew Close will be temporarily diverted to allow for excavation works. Traffic lights are in operation
  • Further works have commenced in Gibbonsdown Rise. Traffic Management continues
  • Works continue in Price Avenue, including new inlet and wall work

 

Week Beginning 18 April 2017

Works are continuing across the Coldbrook catchment, including:

  • Langlands Road will remain closed until manhole construction has been completed and rod reinstated.  Langland Road/Solent Road junction has re-opened to traffic and the Solent Road/Dobbins Road temporary access closed and reinstatement completed. The Ewbank Close/Dobbins Road temporary junction will remain open until the whole of Langland Road can be re-opened.
  • Work continues to the inlet at Coldbrook Road East. Traffic Management continues
  • Landscaping works continue in Dyfan Road Open Space, along with fencing and footbridge construction
  • Carew Close will be temporarily diverted to allow for excavation works. Traffic lights are in operation
  • Final reinstatement works will be underway in Merthyr Dyfan Road
  • Traffic Management has been installed at Dyfan Road and Gibbonsdown Rise to allow for construction of new gullies
  • Excavation work continues at Price Avenue

Week Beginning 3 April 2017

The works below will be continuing across the Coldbrook catchment this week:

  • Welsh Water works are complete and construction works can continue at Solent Road/Langlands Road. The Junction will be re-opened at Langland Road and Solent Road, whilst the temporary junction at Solent Road and Dobbins Road will be closed and reinstated. The Ewbank Close/Dobbins Road temporary junction will remain open until the whole of Langland Road can be re-opened.
  • Welsh Water works are complete in Coldbrook Road East. Work will commence on the existing footpath. Traffic Management has been relocated to the opposite side of the highway to facilitate necessary works to the existing culvert wing wall/road retaining wall.
  • Brock Street has been reopened and reinstatement works have been completed
  • Landscaping works continue in Dyfan Road Open Space, along with fencing and footbridge construction
  • Carew Close will be temporarily diverted to allow for excavation works. Traffic lights are in operation
  • Final reinstatement works will be underway in Merthyr Dyfan Road
  • Traffic Management has been installed at Dyfan Road and Gibbonsdown Rise to allow for construction of new gullies
  • Works have commenced in Price Avenue. This includes channel clearance and enabling access works

  

March 2017

 

Week Beginning 27th March 2017

 

The following works will be carried out this week across the Coldbrook Catchment:

- The Junction will be re-opened at Langland Road and Solent Road, whilst the temporary junction at Solent Road and Dobbins Road will be closed and reinstated. The Ewbank Close/Dobbins Road temporary junction will remain open until the whole of Langland Road can be re-opened.

- Welsh Water are continuing with the watermain diversion on Coldbrook Road East. This is scheduled for completion on 29/03/2017

- Traffic Management has been installed on Brock Street and construction work continues

- Landscaping works continue in Dyfan Road Open Space, along with fencing and footbridge construction

- Carew Close will be temporarily diverted to allow for excavation works. Traffic lights are in operation

- Reconstruction of the existing road and footpath at Merthyr Dyfan Road along with associated earthworks

- Commencement of works to gully connections on Dyfan Road and Gibbonsdown Rise. This will include Traffic Management

- Works at Price Avenue are scheduled to commence

 

Week Beginning 20th March 2017

 

Works are continuing across the Coldbrook catchment, including:

- The Junction will be re-opened at Langland Road and Solent Road, whilst the temporary junction at Solent Road and Dobbins Road will be closed and reinstated. The Ewbank Close/Dobbins Road temporary junction will remain open until the whole of Langland Road can be re-opened.

- Welsh Water are continuing with the watermain diversion on Coldbrook Road East. This is scheduled for completion on 24/03/2017

- Traffic Management has been installed on Brock Street and construction work continues

- Landscaping works continue in Dyfan Road Open Space, along with fencing and footbridge construction

- Carew Close will be temporarily diverted to allow for excavation works. Traffic lights are in operation

- Reconstruction of the existing road and footpath at Merthyr Dyfan Road along with associated earthworks

- Commencement of works to gully connections on Dyfan Road and Gibbonsdown Rise. This will include Traffic Management

 

Week Beginning 13th March 2017

 

The works below will be continuing across the Coldbrook catchment this week:

- The Junction will be re-opened at Langland Road and Solent Road, whilst the temporary junction at Solent Road and Dobbins Road will be closed and reinstated. The Ewbank Close/Dobbins Road temporary junction will remain open until the whole of Langland Road can be re-opened.

- Welsh Water are continuing with the watermain diversion on Coldbrook Road East. This is scheduled for completion on 24/03/2017

- Landscaping works continue in Dyfan Road Open Space, along with fencing and footbridge construction

- Traffic Management has been installed on Brock Street and construction work continues

- Carew Close will be temporarily diverted to allow for excavation works

- Reconstruction of the existing road and footpath at Merthyr Dyfan Road along with associated earthworks

- Commencement of works to gully connections on Dyfan Road and Gibbonsdown Rise. This will include Traffic Management

 

Week Beginning 6th March 2017

 

The following works will be carried out this week across the Coldbrook Catchment:

- The road closure and works will continue at Solent Road and Langlands Road

- Welsh Water are continuing with the watermain diversion on Coldbrook Road East. This is scheduled for completion on 17/03/2017

- Traffic Management has been installed on Brock Street and construction work continues

- Landscaping works continue in Dyfan Road Open Space, along with fencing and footbridge construction

- Continuation of works in Carew Close, including excavation and laying of pipes

- Continuation of works in Merthyr Dyfan Road

 

February 2017

 

Week Beginning 27 February 2017 

The following works will be carried out this week across the Coldbrook catchment:

- The road closure will continue to be in place at Solent Road/Langlands Road, with work continuing on the construction of a new manhole

- The DCWW water main diversion will be continuing in Coldbrook Road East. This includes traffic management measures

- Works in Brock Street will continue. Traffic Management has been installed and construction of an overflow pipeline in in progress

- Landscape and fencing works will continue in Dyfan Road Open Space

- Excavation works and installation of new a culvert will continue in Carew Close

- Traffic Management measures in Merthyr Dyfan Road will commence on 27th February 2017. This is to enable reconstruction of the existing road.

 

 

Week Beginning 20 February 2017

The works below will be continuing across the Coldbrook catchment this week:

 - The road closure will continue to be in place at Solent Road/Langlands Road, with work continuing on the construction of a new manhole

- DCWW are continuing works to the water main diversion in Coldbrook Road East. This includes traffic management measures

- Works in Brock Street will continue. Traffic Management has been installed and construction of an overflow pipeline in in progress

- Works in Dyfan Road Open Space will continue with erection of fencing, footbridges and relevant hand rails.

- Continuation of excavation works and installation of new a culvert will continue in Carew Close

 

 

Week Beginning 6 February 2017

Works are continuing across the Coldbrook catchment, including:

- There is a road closure in place in Solent Road/Langlands Road to allow for excavation of a new manhole

- Continuation of the water main diversion by DCWW. This includes Traffic Management Measures along Coldbrook Road East.

- Works in Brock Street will continue. Traffic Management has been installed and construction of an overflow pipeline is in progress

- The road diversion will be installed in Carew Close. Excavation for the replacement culvert will continue

- Construction works will continue on the new inlet at Merthyr Dyfan Road. Reonstruction of the existing road will also continue

- Reinstatement works will continue to the entrance of the development site at Robbins Road. Additional gullies will also be installed.

 

January 2017

 

Week Beginning 30 January 2017

The following works will be undertaken this week:

- There is a road closure in place in Solent Road/Langlands Road to allow for excavation of a new manhole

- Continuation of the water main diversion by DCWW. This includes Traffic Management Measures along Coldbrook Road East.

- Works in Brock Street will continue. Traffic Management has been installed and construction of an overflow pipeline is in progress

- Continuation of excavation works in Carew Close to allow installation of replacement culvert.

- Construction works will continue on the new inlet at Merthyr Dyfan Road. Reonstruction of the existing road will also continue

- Reinstatement works will continue to the entrance of the development site at Robbins Road. Additional gullies will also be installed.

 

 

Week Beginning 23 January 2017

The following works will be carried out this week across the Coldbrook catchment:

- There is a road closure in place in Solent Road/Langlands Road to allow for excavation of a new manhole

- Continuation of the water main diversion by DCWW. This includes Traffic Management Measures along Coldbrook Road East.

- Works in Brock Street will continue. Traffic Management has been installed and construction of an overflow pipeline is in progress

- Completion of the trash screen installation at Dyfan Road Open Space

- Continuation of excavation works in Carew Close to allow installation of replacement culvert.

- Construction works will continue on the new inlet at Merthyr Dyfan Road. Reonstruction of the existing road will also continue

- Reinstatement works will continue to the entrance of the development site at Robbins Road. Additional gullies will also be installed

 

 

Week Beginning 16 January 2017

The following works will be carried out this week across the Coldbrook catchment:

- There is a road closure in place in Solent Road/Langlands Road to allow for excavation of a new manhole

- Work is scheduled to begin on the DCWW water main diversion. This will include the installation of Traffic Management measures.

- Works in Brock Street has commenced. Traffic Management has been installed and construction of an overflow pipeline is to be commenced.

- Completion of the trash screen installation at Dyfan Road Open Space

- Commencement of excavation works in Carew Close to allow installation of replacement culvert.

-Construction works will continue on the new inlet at Merthyr Dyfan Road. Reonstruction of the existing road will also continue

 

 

Week Beginning 9 January 2017

The following works will be carried out this week across the Coldbrook catchment:

- Continuation of work in Langlands Road and Solent Road, including excavation of a new manhole

- Installation of traffic managment at Brock Street, to allow for commencement of construction of works at this location

- Completion of works at Dyfan Road Open Space

- Installation of traffic management in Carew Close, for commencement of excavation works

- Continuation of construction works in Merthyr Dyfan Road, together with reconstruction of the existing road

 

 

Week Beginning 2 January 2017

Upon recommencement of the scheme in January, the following works will be taking place across the Coldbrook catchment:

- Closure of Solent Road and Langlands Road to allow commencement of excavation works

- Finalisation of reinstatement works to gardens in Brookfield Avenue

- Completion of ancilliary works in Dyfan Road Open Space

- Finalisation of earthworks and modifications to footpaths in Merthyr Dyfan Road

- Construction works will continue to the inlet of Merthyr Dyfan Road culvert

- Reinstatement works will commence at Smithies Field

December 2016

 

Please Note, the Christmas shut down period for our contractors, Dyer and Butler, will commence on Wednesday 21st December 2016, with work recommencing Tuesday 3rd January 2017. 

 

Prior to the Christmas shut down, all works will be made safe for the holiday period. This includes:

- re-opening Solent Road and Langlands Road

- Completing ancillary works, including the penstock and trash schreen, at Dyfan Road Attenuation Pond

- Finalising reinstatement works at Merthyr Dyfan Road

- Making safe works at Price Avenue, Coldbrook Road East, Brookfield Avenue and Redberth Close

 

Week Beginning 12th December 2016

 

The following works will be carried out this week across the Coldbrook catchment:

- Temporary reinstatement of the carriageway at Solent Road/Langlands Road to repopen the road before the Christmas shutdown period

- Finalisation of the reinstatement of gardens in Brookfield Avenue, along with commencement of the Gabion retaining wall

- Completion of the Penstock fencing around Dyfan Road Open Space and installation of a trash screen to the headwall in this area

- Reinstatement of block paving and footpaths in Redberth Close

- Continuation of construction works to the new inlet at Merthyr Dyfan Road

- Continuation of investigatory works at Price Avenue

- Removal of temporary Heras Fencing adn replacement with a temporary wooden fence at Meadow Vale/Coldbrook Road East inlet

 

Week Beginning 5th December 2016

 

The works below will be continuing across the Coldbrook catchment this week:

- continuation of the works to the 1200 diameter pipe in Solent Road/Langlands Road

- Finalisation of works to the gardens in Brookfield Avenue, along with clearance of the blockage in the 1200 diameter culvert

- completion of works in Dyfan Road Open Space

- continuation of construction works in Redberth Close and Smithies Field. 

- continuation of works to the new inlet in Merthyr Dyfan Road

- Commencement of investigatory works to the Price Avenue Inlet

November 2016

 

Week Beginning 28th November 2016

 

The works below will be continuing across the Coldbrook catchment this week:

- continuation of the works to the 1200 diameter pipe in Solent Road/Langlands Road

- Finalisation of works to the gardens in Brookfield Avenue, along with clearance of the blockage in the 1200 diameter culvert

- completion of works in Dyfan Road Open Space

- continuation of construction works in Redberth Close and Smithies Field. 

- continuation of works to the new inlet in Merthyr Dyfan Road

- Commencement of investigatory works to the Price Avenue Inlet

 

Week Beginning 14th November 2016

 

The following works will be continuing this week:

- continuation of works to the 1200 diameter pipe in Solent Road/Langlands Road

- reinstatement of gardens and installation of gabion river training walls in Brookfield Avenue

- construction works to the Merthyr Dyfan Road Culvert

- recommencement of works in Lydstep Road, dependant on utility company approval

- construction works in Redberth Close and Smithies Field

- continuation of earthworks and ancillary works in Dyfan Road open space to complete the attenuation pond

 

Week Beginning 7th November 2016

  

Works are continuing across the Coldbrook catchment, including:

- continuation of works to the 1200 diameter overflow pipeline in Solent Road/Langlands Road

- reinstatement of gardens and installation of gabion river training walls in Brookfield Avenue

- continuation of earthworks in Dyfan Road open space to complete the attenuation pond

- recommencement of works in Lydstep Road, dependant on utility company approval

- construction works in Redberth Close and Smithies Field

- construction works to the Merthyr Dyfan Road Culvert

 

October 2016

 

Week Beginning 31st October 2016

 

The following works will be undertaken this week:

- Works will continue in Solent Road, including the installation of the new pipeline and associated manhole chambers

- DCWW will be attending site in Langlands Road to establish the status of what is believed to be a water main. Further works will be scheduled in accordance with the outcome of this site meeting

- Silt clearance works will continue to the watercourse in Coldbrook Road East. It is envisaged that these will continue until Wednesday 2nd November.

- Works will continue to the attenuation basin in Dyfan Road Open Space. 

- Works will continue in Redberth Close and Smithies Field.

- Subject to the outcome of a site meeting with Wales and West Utilities with regard to gas protection work to existing apparatus, kerbing and footway reconstruction may commence in Merthyr Dyfan Road. 

 

NOTICE: 

Whilst drainage works in Solent Road remain ongoing, the works in Langlands Road are suspended due to two significant unchartered services obstructions. These are currently under review with the client and utilities companies. Further investigations will be undertaken. 

 

Week Beginning 17th October 2016

 

This week, the following works are taking place across the catchment:

- Continuation of the installation of the 1200 dia pipeline in Solent Road/Langlands Road

- Continuation of installation of gabion walls at Brookfield Avenue

- Continuation of works to the outlet structure at Dyfan Road Open Space, along with the construction of footpaths

- Continuation of works within Merthyr Dyfan Road

- Cleansing of the existing watercourse at Coldbrook Road East

 

Please note that works in Coldbrook Road East will require the use of Temporary Traffic Lights to allow for cleansing of the watercourse. This should be in place for the duration of the week. 

 

Week Beginning 10th October 2016

 

Works are progressing at the following locations this week:

- At Solent Road/Langlands road additional resources have been deployed to speed up completion of the works. The road closure will be in place for approximately 10 weeks

- At Brookfield Avenue works continue to the gabion walls. The new inlet structure has been constructed and the area backfilled

- At Dyfan Road Open Space work is continuing on the attenuation pond, with the provision of topsoil and construction of footpaths along with further earthworks

- At Merthyr Dyfan Road construction works are continuing. Please note there will be cranes in the area to move the culvert units around the site. 

- At Price Avenue investigatory work will commence within the channel within the next week

 

Week Beginning 3rd October 2016

 

Works are continuing across the Coldbrook catchment, including:

- works to the 1200 dia overflow in Solent Road and Langlands Road

- constructing gabion walls along the bank at the Brookfield Avenue Inlet

- works to the weir chamber in Robins Lane

- continuation of works in Merthyr Dyfan Road.

 

Please note, that works to the attenuation pond in Dyfan Road Open Space will be continuing this week, and may require the use of pumps overnight for up to three nights.  

September 2016

Works Progress

Works in Solent Road continue on the 1200 diameter pipe and foul sewer diversion.

- Carriageways and footways are being re-instated to allow for public use to Ewbank Close.

- Earthworks in Dyfan Road Open Space are progressing and the final concrete structure is underway

- Works to the weir chamber in Robins Lane is under construction.

- Works in Meadowvale/Brookfield Avenue are on-going. The revised inlet headwall is completed whilst, further culvert works are on hold due to access issues. 

- Merthyr Dyfan Road has been diverted to allow installation of Pre-Cast Concrete culverts. Works on the new inlet structure and outlet manhole are also progressing at this location.

- Works in Gwaun y Nant/Oakfield Schools and Bryn Hafren Comprehensive have been completed during the school holidays. 

August 2016

Works Progress

- Works are progressing in Solent Road. The 1200 diameter pipe is now connected, and construction of the concrete structure

  above this connection is due to commence

- In Robins Lane the weir chamber has been redesigned and work will recommence on this structure

- Works in Meadowvale/Brookfield Avenue are ongoing. Necessary redesign  is affecting progress on the headwall structure 

- Works in Coldbrook Road East has commenced. Traffic Lights will be in place for approximately 8 weeks

- Works on Merthyr Dyfan Road continue

July 2016

Works Progress

- One of the inlet structures at Dyfan Road Open Space is complete, works on other structures are continuing

- Earthworks at Dyfan Road Open Space have recommenced

- Cleansing of the watercourse is 90% The remaining works will be carried out upon completion of the main works

- Construction of the box culverts in Robins Lane are now complete and the weir chamber is being constructed

- Works in Meadowvale/Brookfield Avenue are ongoing. The 750 dia overflow pipe is complete and the headwall will

   commence shortly

June 15th 2016

Bridge to Schools Event

 

On Wednesday 15 June we carried out the Institute of Civil Engineering Wales Bridge to School Event with Ysgol Gwaun y Nant. It was carried out by the Year 6 class who were split into two teams, with each pupil being assigned their own job role. After a brief talk on Civil Engineering, Site Safety and the importance of PPE they were dressed in their own PPE and the bridge building began. They built the bridge, whilst learning about the different aspects involved in the construction of it. Deputy Head Mrs Thomas was the first to cross the completed bridge and then all the pupils proceeded to cross it. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed, with the event being a success

 

Works Progress

- Works in Solent Road have recommenced and are progressing slowly due to difficult ground conditions

- The Foul sewer diversion works at Dyfan Road Open Space is complete and awaiting inspection by Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

- Works on the inlet structures at Dyfan Road Open Space have begun

- Internal cleansing of existing culverts and watercourse clearance is 90% complete

- Work in Robins Lane is 40% complete

- New gullies have been constructed in Lydstep Way

- Works have commenced on Meadowvale/Brookfield Avenue and are progressing slowly due to unforseen ground conditions

 

April 2016

Site Compound Move 

The main compound has been moved from Brock Street and can now be found at the Vale of Glamorgan Council Court Road Depot. Sian Gadd, the Community Liaison Coordinator is available at the compound every Monday between 9:30am and 02:30pm to answer any questions and concerns. 

The address of the main compound is now:

Court Road Depot

Barry Road

Barry

CF62 9BG

March 2016 -Scheme Progress 

Current/Completed Works:
1. Construct new culverts/pipelines in Solent Road.
2. Site clearance and culvert cleaning/repair works in Merthyr Dyfan Road (Cemetery Lane) area.
3. Construct new culverts and structures in the attenuation pond area.

Proposed works:
1. Construct new pipelines in Merthyr Dyfan Road (Cemetery Lane ) area.
2. Cleaning/repair of existing culverts in vicinity if Redberth Close. 
3. General site clearance works.
4. Construct new structures in the attenuation pond area.

 

February 2016 -Scheme Progress

Current/Completed Works:
1. Excavation works at Solent Road.
2. Site clearance works in the attenuation pond and Merthyr Dyfan Road (Cemetery Lane) areas.
3. Construct new culverts in the attenuation pond area.

Proposed works:
1. Construct new culverts/pipelines in Solent Road.
2. Commence pipe laying in the Merthyr Dyfan Road (Cemetery Lane) areas. 
3. General site clearance works.

Following Vale of Glamorgan Council’s press release in December 2015 the construction phase of the Coldbrook Catchment Flood Risk Management Scheme has commenced on site with works currently being carried out at the following locations:

Current/Completed Works:
1. Solent Road closed, diversions and traffic management in place.
2. Works completed in Solva Close.
3. Enabling Works to access the attenuation pond area.

Proposed works:
1. Construct new culverts in the attenuation pond area.
2. Watercourse clearance commencing Merthyr Dyfan Road area. 
3. Culvert cleaning/desilting/repairing commencing Smithies Field area.

The main scheme Contractor, Dyer & Butler, have setup their main site office at Brock Street CF63 1LB and there will normally be someone available at these offices between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday, where the detailed site drawings are available to view by appointment. Dyer & Butler have a Community Liaison Co-ordinator who can be contacted to discuss any concerns residents may have regarding the works. In addition Dyer & Butler will also be providing a monthly newsletter to keep residents informed of the progress of the scheme.

October 2014 -Community Event

A community event will be held on the 22nd October 2014 at Oakfield Primary School, Amroth Court, Caldy Close, Barry to inform on progress with the Coldbrook Catchment Flood Risk Management Scheme.  There will be an afternoon drop in session from 3.30pm to 6pm - where a flood risk management display and details of the Flood Management Scheme will be available to view.  Then a community meeting will be held at 6pm where there will be a presentation showing the scheme details followed by a question and answer session where the scheme can be explained along with any other flood risk management issues that the community may wish to discuss. 

September 2014 - Invitations To Tender

Invitations to tender for the Coldbrook Catchment Flood Management Scheme have now been sent out to contractors following the pre-qualification process.  It is anticipated that construction of the scheme will commence in early December 2014

 

August 2014 - Environmental Impact Assessment Notice

The Scheme Environmental Impact notice has been published. For details of the notice please see here

July 2014 - Scheme Progress

Detailed design of the Coldbrook Flood Risk Management Scheme is nearing completion whilst steps are being taken to select Contractors to price the proposed works. Pre-qualification questionnaires for the works, which were advertised on the ‘Buy 4 Wales’ website, were returned on Friday 18th July. Tenders will be invited from selected contractors in the near future. Details of the proposed works will be available to view at community events planned for September 2014 (dates and locations to be confirmed).

Dyfan Road Open Space - Vegetation Clearance - Vegetation clearance works are required in the Dyfan Rd Public Open Space to facilitate the construction of a flood storage area later in the year. The storage lagoon will only fill during extreme rainfall events, holding water back and preventing flooding lower in the catchment. The footprint of the storage area has increased since the original scheme design as a result of the increase in predicted design flows. The vegetation, including trees bounding the streams must be removed to avoid delays to the planned construction works. If breeding birds nest within these areas the site works will be delayed until the nests are abandoned in the Autumn. Wild birds are protected by law from being killed, injured or captured, while their nests and eggs are protected from being damaged, destroyed or taken.

 

February 2014 - Scheme redesign complete

The revised scheme design has been completed and the appropriate consents, licences and approvals are now being sought to proceed with the scheme.

December 2013 - Ground and Site Investigation Works

Ground and Site Investigation Works (Storage Area Trial Pits 2nd December 2013) 
Site investigation work to confirm bank levels behind Odd Fellows Cottages, along Cowbridge and Coldbrook Road West, and Solent Road were carried out in December 2013.

 

January 2013 - Scheme modelling and redesign

A scheme redesign is underway following a review of the catchment flow models used to design the scheme. The scheme is designed to a 1 in 100yr standard of service plus a climate change allowance. An increase in the flows down through the catchment predicted for this extreme event will require upsizing of elements of the scheme and rechecking of the impacts downstream of the catchment.

 

Environmental Impact Assessment Notice - Superseded

The Scheme Environmental Impact notice has been published. Details of the notice can be seen here.  


Invitations to Tender

Invitations to tender for Coldbrook Catchment Flood Risk Management Scheme have now been sent out to the six successful contractors following the initial pre-qualification process.  It is anticipated that construction of the scheme will commence in early September 2012.

 

Flood Risk Workshops

Members of the project team have now completed a series of flood risk workshops at schools in Barry.  The topics covered during the workshops included; map reading, Coldbrook Catchment Flood Risk Management Scheme, methods of improving drainage systems and increasing resilience to flooding.  We would like to take this opportunity to thank all pupils at St Richard Gwyn R/C, Ysgol Gwaun Y Nant, Oakfield Primary School and Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School for their fantastic contribution during the workshops.

31 May 2012 - Community Event

The community event previously scheduled for 24th May 2012 has now been rearranged for 31st May 2012 at Oakfield Primary School, Amroth Court, Caldy Close, Barry to inform on progress with the Coldbrook Catchment Flood Risk Management Scheme.  There will be an afternoon drop in session from 3.30pm to 6pm -where a flood risk management display and details of the Flood Management Scheme will be available to view.  Then a community meeting will be held from 6pm to 8pm, with a formal meeting from 7pm to 8pm, where there will be a presentation showing the scheme details followed by a question and answer session where the scheme can be explained along with any other flood risk management issues that the community may wish to discuss.  This will be Chaired by the Cabinet Member for Visible Services and the presentation will be delivered by representatives of Martin Wright Associates (MWA), the appointed engineering design consultants for the project, and Vale of Glamorgan Council.

May 2012 - Scheme Progress

Detailed design of the Coldbrook Flood Risk Management Scheme is continuing apace whilst steps are being taken to select Contractors to price the proposed works.  Pre-qualification questionnaires for the works, which were advertised on the ‘Sell 2 Wales’ website, were returned on Friday 4th May.   Tenders will be invited from selected contractors in the near future.  Details of the proposed works will be available to view at the community event at Oakfield Primary School on 24th May. 

May 2012 - Community Event

A community event will be held on 24th May 2012 at Oakfield Primary School, Amroth Court, Caldy Close, Barry to inform on progress with the Coldbrook Catchment Flood Risk Management Scheme.  There will be an afternoon drop in session from 3.30pm to 6pm -where a flood risk management display and details of the Flood Management Scheme will be available to view.  Then a community meeting will be held from 6pm to 8pm, with a formal meeting from 7pm to 8pm, where there will be a presentation showing the scheme details followed by a question and answer session where the scheme can be explained along with any other flood risk management issues that the community may wish to discuss.  This will be Chaired by the Cabinet Member for Visible Services and the presentation will be delivered by representatives of Martin Wright Associates (MWA), the appointed engineering design consultants for the project, and Vale of Glamorgan Council.

  

December 2011 - Ground and Site Investigation Works

Site investigation work to establish the ground conditions were carried out in December 2011. Trial pits were excavated in land adjacent to Merthyr Dyfan Road, in the playing field  at Raldan Close and in land off Daniel Street and Hebble’s Lane. Three trial pits were also excavated in the grounds of Oakfield Primary School & Ysgol Gwaun y Nant and one was dug in the grounds of St Richard Gwyn’s RC High School. Soakaway tests were carried out at two locations in the grounds of Oakfield Primary School & Ysgol Gwaun y Nant to establish the impermeability of the sub-soil.

September 2011 - Coldbrook Catchment Flood Risk Management Group

A meeting of the Coldbrook Flood Risk Management Group was held on the 12 September 2011. At this meeting Dave Collyer from Martin Wright Associates gave a presentation on the scheme progress. His presentation included details of the surveys carried out, hydrological modelling undertaken, and the Options Appraisal carried out to determine the best solution to management flood risk. Dave also discussed the role of the Environment Agency, public engagement and the timescale for delivery of the scheme.

July 2011 - Website goes live

The scheme website is now ‘live’ at www.coldbrookflood.co.uk. As the scheme progresses, the site will be regularly updated to keep residents and other interested parties completely up to date. 
One of the most important features of the site is the ‘Contact us’ page. Please feel free to use it to provide feedback, or to ask questions.

June 2011 - Presentation to Institute of Civil Engineers

Martin Wright Associates’ Director, Dave Collyer gave a presentation about the scheme to an Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) Business Breakfast held at the Novotel in Cardiff.  The audience were made up of a wide range of delegates from both the public and private sector.

June 2011 - Survey work

Preliminary work to gather data for the scheme will take place in the last two weeks of June. Invek Surveys Ltd will be undertaking a detailed internal inspection of all of the significant surface water pipes and culverts in the catchment, and Survey Operations Ltd will carry out detailed topographical survey work.
Over two hundred households in the area have received letters alerting them to the possibility that access to rear gardens may be required.
Once the surveys are complete, the data will be used to create a detailed computer model of the drainage system in the catchment, which in turn, will be used to analyse where the problems are and what the best options for improvements will be.

May 2011 - Environment Agency commitment to scheme

Environment Agency (Wales) have confirmed their commitment to the scheme and will work closely with Vale of Glamorgan Council to ensure that the project achieves all of it’s objectives.
The Agency have management responsibilities for the ‘main river’ section of the Coldbrook watercourse at the bottom end of the urban catchment (i.e. Adjacent to the St Richard Gwyn RC High School)

March 2011 - Project Underway

Vale of Glamorgan Council have appointed Martin Wright Associates to undertake the design and development of the project with a view to construction of improvement works taking place in 2012.

EU funding

2011 - European Funding

The Coldbrook Catchment Flood Risk Management Scheme is one of a small number of projects across Wales that will receive grant aid from the EU Competitiveness Fund.

 

The project, which is being promoted by Vale of Glamorgan Council, will also receive grant aid from the Welsh Government’s Flood & Coastal Capital Programme

 

 

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