A PROMINENT rockface by a main road is crumbling, posing a risk to road users in a Herefordshire town.

There is a risk of rock fall in Wilton Road, Ross-on-Wye, where temporary traffic lights have been installed as a safety measure for drivers.


A spokesperson for Balfour Beatty said: "Last weekend further failure occurred at Wilton rockface. The containment barriers that were installed previously did their job and prevented debris entering the carriageway.

"There is a concern that more failures could occur if there is persistent rain, that could increase the risk to road users even with the debris fencing in place.

"We have therefore installed two-way traffic signals as an additional safety measure for the public to manage this risk."

The barriers were installed in 2021, taking around six weeks to install, with part of the road being shut off at the time.

Ahead of this work taking place, Balfour Beatty previously said: "We appreciate the impact this is having and the team are working hard to ensure a suitable and long-term solution, and it is important that vehicles and pedestrians are kept away from this rockface for their own safety."