Main route through south Gower to close so dying trees can be cut down

A main route through Gower is to close for two days to remove dying trees that are said to pose a risk to drivers.

The section of road to and from South Gower will be closed on Sunday, March 21, for two days so that diseased Ash trees can be felled.

Situated on private land near Kittle Hill (B4436), the trees are all suffering from ash dieback and need to be removed to prevent them from collapsing onto the road, according to Swansea Council. The short section to be closed is referred to as the Barland’s Quarry bend.

Swansea Council’s cabinet member for environment enhancement and infrastructure management, Councillor Mark Thomas, said: “There are a considerable amount of trees on private land that have become infected with Ash Die Back and the landowners need to remove them because they pose a risk to highway safety.

“We have been assured that they will undertake this work as quickly as possible but it is necessary to close this section of the road to accommodate their contractors.”

“Diversions will be in place so the work can be completed but anyone travelling to or from South Gower should avoid the route over Clyne Common to Kittle and take the A4118 South Gower Road over Fairwood Common past Swansea Airport.”

The two-day road closure is said to be necessary so machinery can safely move on site to carry out the essential work. The closure on Monday will operate during off-peak hours (9am – 3pm).

WalesOnline – Swansea