There will be no need to close a popular footway – and cycle path – under the railway bridge linking the Taff Mead area of Grangetown for a second weekend after work was completed ahead of schedule.
A crane worked through the night last weekend, next to the Liberty student flats, lifting materials from lorries onto rail wagons, which were then be taken to contractors working further down the line.
A minibus was on standby in case anyone wanted a shuttle around the diversion.
After warning of two weekends of closures to pedestrians and cyclists, the work was actually completed in seven hours last Saturday.
“The road crane will no longer be required this weekend as our contractors confirmed that all works were completed last weekend, with this weekend’s schedule in case of high winds,” said a Network Rail spokeswoman.
“I can therefore confirm that the pedestrian walkway will be open all weekend and no closure will be required.”