THE A40 road closure has now been moved after nearly two months after severe weather caused a landslip.

National Highways has said its team has moved the closure further along the road, north of the A466 Dixton roundabout at the Welsh Border. The change, it says, will ease tailbacks and congestion at the roundabout.

A 40mph speed limit will remain in place through the roadworks, as will the temporary concrete barrier, which stops debris falling into the path of traffic.


The landslip happened at Ganarew, on the Herefordshire/Monmouthshire border, in February. It initially caused both the eastbound and westbound carriageway of the A40 to be closed, before the latter soon reopened.

"In tandem with progressing work to adjust the traffic management, engineering specialists have been analysing the damage caused by the rockfall and the stability of the hillside to identify our options for carrying out repairs," said a National Highways spokesperson.

"Our team will continue to make every effort to reduce the impact of the rockfall on the local community and travelling public, and we appreciate your continued patience while we deliver this essential safety work."