Major road resurfacing gets underway
Carmarthenshire County Council is starting a £4m programme of major road resurfacing on a number of roads around the county.
Carmarthenshire has the second largest road network in Wales and has secured £2.2m in funding from Welsh Government to add to its own budgets to enable a substantial investment in the county’s roads. The works being undertaken will repair many existing roads and help sustain the highway network for the future.
Nearly 100 sections of road will be resurfaced in total with some of the routes selected to support the forthcoming 2018 OVO Energy Tour of Britain cycle race in September.
Motorists are urged to exercise patience when works are being undertaken and to be aware of any advance warning signs and diversion routes which are put in place to help motorists.
A number of roads have already been resurfaced and we thank you for your patience whilst this has been underway. More work is coming up in Carmarthen, at:
- Coracle Way to Blue Street: July 30 - August 6
- Towy Ford Roundabout: August 6-10
Work will be carried out during off-peak hours with road closures and diversions in operation from 7pm. Please take extra care and where possible plan an alternative route. Emergency access and access to business premises will be maintained during the works.
Works are also planned for Carmarthen between Tanerdy roundabout and Francis Well roundabout. The dates for these works will be publicised in the coming weeks.
We will continue to minimise the impact on road users by careful planning however some disruption cannot be avoided. We thank you for your patience and cooperation during the works.
All of the works should be complete by the end of October.
Executive Board Member with responsibility for environment Cllr Hazel Evans said: “Our road network is of vital importance to Carmarthenshire and we need to keep it fit for purpose. This investment will help ensure good quality road surfaces and maintain road safety. I would like to thank road users for their patience whilst these works are being carried out.”