Hafren Dyfrdwy begins major upgrade at Lake Vyrnwy

Monday 15th November 2021

Hafren Dyfrdwy will begin work to improve the visitor experience at Lake Vyrnwy this week. 

The water and waste company, which serves customers in and around Powys and Wrexham, is investing £1 million to improve the car parking facilities at the popular visitor site. 

The project includes plans to extend the main car park at the side of the Dam, resurface nearby roads and install electric vehicle charging points. 

To help reduce the impact on the local community during peak times, the company is also introducing customer parking payment points, as well as double yellow lines which will be reduced in size and painted in a darker shade of yellow - in-keeping with the heritage of the area.     

Work will begin from Monday 15th November and will take approximately four months to complete.

Catherine Webb from Hafren Dyfrdwy said: 

“We’re excited to start work on improving the visitor experience at Lake Vyrnwy this week. We know it’s a popular site that means a lot to people, whether they’re part of the local community or those who come from further afield.  

“That’s why we’re investing £1 million to make these significant improvements, which include plans to extend the main car park and install electric vehicle charging points.”

Catherine added: “Visitors and people living nearby will notice increased activity when the work begins. We’ll be doing everything we can to minimise the disruption and complete the work as soon as possible. We’d like to thank everyone in advance for their patience as we get this major project done.”

To keep Hafren Dyfrdwy engineers and other road users safe, a small number of temporary road closures and some traffic management will be in place at times throughout the project.