Routes to school safer as part of £4.3m boost
CARMARTHENSHIRE Council will receive more than £4.3 million towards road safety schemes as part of a commitment by the Welsh Government.
The allocation of funding will help meet with Welsh Government’s strategy for prioritising jobs and growth, promoting economic activity through improved access to employment and encourage active and sustainable travel.
In Carmarthenshire, funding has been allocated to improving road safety through the safe routes to school scheme in Ammanford and Betws.
In the south of the county, similar improvements will take place in Pembrey and Burry Port.
A further £1.3 million has been secured to fund the Cross Hands Economic Link Road.
Regular road users of the A485 between Carmarthen and Cwmann will also see almost a quarter of a million pounds of improvements in the years to come.
AM Eluned Morgan said: “I am regularly talking with employers and employees in rural Wales about how we can unlock the potential of our economy. Improving our infrastructure is part of that, whether it be faster broadband or improving our road network such as the A485 or simply making it safer to get around such as our flagship safe routes in communities programme.
“I am proud that the Welsh Government continues to support projects that improve the way in which people get to and from work more safely and with the environment in mind.”
Regional AM Joyce Watson said: “The Brexit deadlock continues to be a roadblock to anything useful getting done at Westminster.
“Thankfully the Welsh Labour Government is keeping Wales moving with this latest tranche of transport investment, including nearly £12 million for Mid and West Wales.”