Investment in safer walking and cycling routes for Narberth
A major programme of road safety improvements is due to start this summer in Narberth.
The Pembrokeshire County Council programme will focus on three key schemes in the town, which aim to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
Measures include new footpaths, pedestrian crossings, new dropped kerbs and better safety at junctions.
Funded by a £411k Welsh Government Safer Routes in Communities grant, the work is due to be completed by March 2024.
Cllr Rhys Sinnett, Cabinet Member for Residents’ Services, said that the schemes form part of the overall Narberth Safer Routes in Communities work that has been ongoing for the past couple of years.
“This is a substantial investment in Pembrokeshire on a package of measures which will significantly improve pedestrian and cyclist safety in Narberth,” he said.
“My thanks to our highways team in the authority who successfully bid for the funding which will enable the work to take place. Thanks also to Welsh Government for having the confidence in Pembrokeshire to deliver on this scheme and build for the future in Narberth.”
Cllr Marc Tierney, County Councillor for Narberth (Urban), said: “This huge investment by the Welsh Government to support road safety schemes backed by Pembrokeshire County Council and Narberth Town Council is really welcome news.
“I know for the residents of Belmore Gardens and Adams Drive, the new ramp and crossing will greatly improve access to the High Street, the surgery and the Bloomfield Centre.
“I’ll continue to work with council officers to identify and support schemes that make life better for local residents in all parts of our town.”
The three schemes included in the programme are:
A further scheme within the site will see the existing steps access from the nearby sheltered accommodation at Adams Drive and Belmore Gardens replaced with a ramped access, providing easier access to the health centre and pharmacy for residents.
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