Following months of work with local residents, Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, has welcomed the news that repairs to the noise reduction barriers along the Sarn by-pass will now be commenced.

A number of constituents contacted Mr Elmore raising their concern that the noise reduction fencing that runs along the A4063 (dual carriage way/by-pass) between Junction 36 and Aberkenfig have recently been damaged.

The installation of this fencing was part of the wider development and although trees have established themselves in the intervening 40 years, the fencing plays a crucial role in reducing vehicle noise levels. Repairs have taken place but in sections appear inadequate and, in many places, need serious urgent attention.

Following representations to Bridgend County Borough Council, Chris Elmore MP was delighted to inform residents that his office has secured the following update from the Highways Network Manager:

“Further to your referral it is confirmed that the fencing has been inspected and areas requiring repair and replacement have been identified. The area around the fencing is overgrown at various location and the clearance of the overgrowth, to allow full access to the fencing, is planned for within the next couple of weeks. Following the clearance a specialist fencing contractor is to be engaged to undertake the repairs as soon as they are able to attend.”

The work has now been completed.

Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, said:

 “I’m delighted to say that the work needed to repair and replace the damaged sound barrier on the Sarn by-pass has now been completed. By working with local residents, we were able to secure this much-needed improvement to the local area.

“As your MP I’m always eager to help and support our communities with any issues they may have. As with the A4063 noise reduction barrier, I am determined to get positive outcomes for people in the constituency on as many issues as I can help with.

“If you ever need help or advice, please do contact me on or by phoning the office on 01656 860034. It can be on any issue from local to national.”

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