More road improvements planned for Ammanford town centre

74 days ago

A road improvement scheme will soon be introduced to benefit drivers and pedestrians in Ammanford town centre.

An additional lane for traffic turning right onto College Street from Margaret Street is among the changes set to be put in place.

Under the Carmarthenshire County Council scheme, the College Street carriageway will also be widened between its junction with Margaret Street and the access road to the bus station and car park.

The works are being funded by the Welsh Government.

Other scheme features will include the relocation of a pedestrian crossing point and the introduction of a pedestrian refuge to help people crossing the road.

Cllr Hazel Evans, Carmarthenshire County Council’s Executive Board Member for Environment, said: “This will be the latest road improvement scheme introduced in the county to benefit motorists and pedestrians as we look to continually improve traffic flows and road safety across Carmarthenshire.

“These works will follow on from a number of other road improvements in Ammanford town centre in recent years, including the construction of a retaining wall outside the former police station and the essential diversion of utilities on the carriageway nearby.

“Conscious of minimising disruption to traffic, the planned scheme at the junction of Margaret Street and College Street – which addresses concerns highlighted by local people - will only start once ongoing improvement works on Wind Street have finished.

“We’ll also do all we can to minimise disruption for motorists and pedestrians while the works are taking place.”

It’s anticipated work on this scheme will start by the end of February, 2019.

The council will update the nearby community on a start date and a rough timescale for the works as soon as the detail is confirmed.