Enhancements for A48 active travel route are underway
Bridgend County Borough Council welcomes works to improve the active travel route along the A48, from Waterton roundabout to that at Picton Court.
The development, scheduled for approximately 12 weeks and which began on 3 January 2023, will provide active travel facilities for pedestrians and cyclists travelling along the route. It will also expand on the existing active travel network from Bridgend to Pencoed - providing more direct access to the southern units of Bridgend Retail Park.
At an estimated cost of £586,000 and funded by the Welsh Government, enhancements will include widened footways along the A48 into shared use facilities, footway and verge reconstruction, vegetation clearance, traffic sign and street lighting improvements and more.
Councillor John Spanswick, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: "These are positive changes that are being made across the county borough, allowing for flexibility when travelling.
"In light of addressing the current climate crisis, as well as the increase in the cost of living, not to mention the health benefits attached to active travel – adopting new ways of travelling can only prove to be advantageous for those within our community.
"Whilst we assure people that every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum, unfortunately, some disruption will be unavoidable. However, it is important to remember that the outcome will be worth any temporary, minor inconvenience."