Machynlleth

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Machynlleth
Location Map
Machynlleth - Coppermine - 23122.jpg
Machynlleth town centre
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County
Montgomeryshire
Highway Authority
Powys
Forward Destination on
A487, A489
Next Primary Destinations
Aberystwyth • Dolgellau • Newtown
Places related to the A487
Aberaeron • Aberystwyth • Bangor (Caernarfonshire) • Caernarfon • Cardigan • Dolgellau • Fishguard • Haverfordwest • Porthmadog • St Davids • Y Felinheli
Places related to the A489
Newtown

Machynlleth is a town in the Dyfi Valley in mid Wales. Situated in the west of Montgomeryshire, it lies close to the borders with Cardiganshire and Merionethshire.

Machynlleth in 1923. The road network is basically the same today.

Because of the imposing geography of nearby mountains, including Cadair Idris, and the Dyfi estuary, there is little space to practically put a road on, and consequently the road network today is more or less unchanged since classification.

The town is a significant bottleneck on the Welsh road network, as all traffic in the area has to pass over the Dyfi bridge. Because that is a Grade II listed structure, it cannot simply be widened and replaced, and requires regular repair due to HGVs striking the bridge. Strikes can result the bridge being closed, requiring all traffic to take a 20 mile detour, including one notorious incident in 2010 where it was closed for several weeks. A further problem is a bridge under the local railway next to the station, which regularly floods.

Transport Wales are currently investigating options to alleviate traffic. These include a new A487 bridge (either upstream or downstream of the existing one), widening and strengthening the existing bridge, and additional flood mitigation. Work is hoped to start in 2016.

Routes

Route To Notes

A487

Aberystwyth

A487

Dolgellau (A470)

A489

Y Drenewydd / Newtown, Y Trallwng / Welshpool (A470)

A493

Aberdyfi, Tywyn

B4404

Llanwrin



Machynlleth
CrossingsDovey Bridge
RoadsA487 • A489 • A491 (Shrewsbury - Cemmaes Road) • A493 • B4404 • EuroVelo 2 • Ffordd Arfordirol • NCN8 • T105 (Britain) • T81 (Britain)
Related Pictures
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A487 Triple Mini-Roundabout - Coppermine - 23149.jpgMachynlleth - Coppermine - 23122.jpgMachynlleth railway bridge - Geograph - 1069282.jpgPont ar Ddyfi (C) Chris Andrews - Geograph - 2532791.jpgPont ar Ddyfi (C) Eirian Evans - Geograph - 521842.jpg
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