One of the heaviest trafficked areas of Carmarthenshire has attracted £594,400 Safe Routes in Communities (SRiC) funding from Welsh Government.
This will enable Carmarthenshire council’s transport team to complete traffic calming measures and improved footways in 15 locations around Trostre, Pemberton, and Llwynhendy.
It will provide safer and scenic routes to Brynsierfel, Brynteg, Bryn and Coedcae schools allowing more pupils and staff to cycle and walk to school, as well as providing healthier options for other people in the community.
Executive board member for transport services Cllr Colin Evans said he was delighted the county’s engineers had once again attracted the largest individual contribution from the total of £5million announced by Welsh Government to create safe walking and cycling routes.
He said: “This latest award will enable us to progress works which will include a crossing between Trostre and Pemberton, and footpath upgrades, traffic calming, speed reduction works, pedestrian refuges and driver feedback signs in Llwynhendy and Pemberton.”
All the works will be completed by the end of March 2015. There will be a round of public consultation meetings in May or early June which will allow public to have their say and input. The works are not likely to start until late summer.
The new funding means Carmarthenshire will have attracted nearly £3million of SRiC funding with the other major schemes at Dafen and Felinfoel, Pembrey, Kidwelly and Mynyddygarreg.
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