Vale Council explores new solution for Cross Common Bridge
Published 07 July 2014
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is currently exploring an alternative to replacing the existing Cross Common Bridge in Dinas Powys in order to minimise any disruption to local residents.
Council officers are currently in discussions with the landowner of the LDP candidate site southeast of the Cross Common Bridge about the possibility of making land available to realign the road and construct a new junction with Cardiff Road to the south of Cadoxton River. This would remove the need to replace the existing bridge structure.
Cllr Neil Moore, Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: “This new option has two major advantages. Firstly the provision of a new access road to replace the bridge would improve vehicle and pedestrian safety - a benefit for the local community which cannot be achieved with a new bridge alone.
Secondly this option would result in significantly less disruption to traffic travelling through Dinas Powys. Replacing the bridge could require us to close the road for up to 14 weeks; something we know would inconvenience our residents greatly.
A final decision on this proposal will be subject to legal agreement and the relevant planning permissions being agreed. If the proposal is not fully viable or negotiations for the land prove unsuccessful then we will revert to the bridge replacement plan, as previously agreed. However, this plan is currently on hold while we fully investigate this alternative.
In the meantime I would like to reassure residents that if the existing bridge structure remains open it will be safe for traffic as normal.”