Posted on: Friday 21 September 2018
A major programme of works to improve the Union Street/Broad Street junction in the centre of Abersychan will start on Monday 8 October.
The scheme will see the existing junction widened, creating dedicating left and right turning lanes and improvements to pedestrian facilities, the car park and public realm.
The scheme will improve the movement of traffic through the junction for all highway users, especially buses, reducing journey times.
There will be a requirement for temporary traffic signals for some aspects of the scheme, however in order to minimise the disruption works will be phased with the most disruptive works carried out at ‘off-peak’ times wherever possible.
A public consultation was held earlier in the year and a letter is going out to businesses ahead of the works starting. The contractors are DT Contracting South West and the works are estimated to last 14 weeks.
Updates on the project will be shared on the council’s website, social media and e-bulletins.
You can view the full plans here
- Upgrading turning movements at junctions to allow better visibility for buses and other road users.
- Designated left turn and right turn lane to ease congestion from traffic entering onto Broad Street.
- Footways to be upgraded and existing blockwork cleaned to enhance the aesthetics within the area.
- Pedestrian crossing points to be upgraded to create better crossing movements to commercial and residential premises.
- Bus stops to be re-lined to highlight their locations.
- Street lighting to be upgraded where necessary providing more illumination and making the area safer to walk.
- Separate entrance and exit to the car park allowing for better turning movements and less delay from queuing traffic on Union Street.
- Disabled parking bays to be relocated, providing better access to commercial premises.
- Car park lining to be upgraded creating increased visibility of designated parking bays.