Drivers are being warned that overnight resurfacing works will take place along a stretch of the A4063 near Maesteg this week as part of the WEPA Paper Mills’ ongoing £100m expansion.

The work, which is scheduled to take place between 11pm-4am on both 19 and 21 October, will affect the A4063 from the layby opposite the paper mills to the Cefn Ydfa access. With a temporary diversion route in place along the A4063, B4281, A4107 and B4282, the closure hours have been carefully selected to minimise disruption and inconvenience for drivers.

The work is required as part of the construction of a new entrance into the paper mills after the council approved expansion plans which will safeguard 270 existing jobs and create 54 new roles. Once the work is complete, the site is expected to produce an additional 65,000 tons of toilet paper and kitchen towels for the British market each year.

As part of the plans, WEPA is also contributing £80,000 towards new traffic calming measures on the A4063 at Coytrahen and a plans for a new active travel route for the Llynfi Valley.

Cllr Stuart Baldwin, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “As a key route in and out of Maesteg, the contractors for the paper mills are making every effort to minimise disruption while the work is underway.

“We arranged for signage to be put in place and for the details to be publicised as soon as the request was received. I would like to thank drivers for their understanding and patience, and apologise for any temporary inconvenience that this may pose.

“This forms a vital part of the expansion plans for the paper mills and brings us one step closer towards the completion of a significant investment into Bridgend County Borough, one that represents a massive sign of confidence in the area as a place where business can flourish.”