Routes to school safer as part of £4.3m boost

Llanelli Star - - LETTERS - Ian Lewis

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.”

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