ONE of the carriageways of a key Herefordshire road which links England to Wales has reopened following a landslide.

The landslide, which happened on the Herefordshire border at Ganarew, fully closed the A40 on Friday (February 9).

However, National Highways has confirmed the westbound carriageway is now open from Ross-on-Wye to Monmouth.


The eastbound carriageway, though, is likely to remain closed until at least Tuesday (February 13) while inspections continue.

Diversion route for eastbound traffic

  • At the junction of the A40/A466 take the exit to the A466 Monmouth 
  • Continue northwest along the A466 to its junction with the A49 at Kings Thorn 
  • Take the A49 south to Wilton Roundabout, Ross-on-Wye, and re-join the A40

The diversion is not suitable for HGVs due to a height-restricted bridge in Monmouth.