Roads, Travel & Parking

Friday 24 March 2023

Big Walk and Wheel Week

Three primary schools have agreed to sign up to a national programme aimed at getting school children to regularly walk, cycle or scoot to school.
Wednesday 8 March 2023

Train station on track

A project to transform Pontypool and New Inn Railway Station has reached an important construction milestone.
Monday 6 March 2023

New trees for Pontypool Park

Work to establish 80 new trees and more than 4,500 hedging plants in Pontypool Park will begin this week.
Tuesday 14 February 2023

Cabinet approves plans for 20mph roll out

Cabinet members have approved Torfaen Council's plans for the roll out of new 20mph legislation later this year.
Friday 10 February 2023

Road closures to remove diseased trees

Road closures to remove diseased trees
Five temporary road closures will be in place over the next few weeks to allow for the safe removal of diseased trees along main road corridors in Torfaen...
Friday 18 November 2022

Getting winter ready

Highways maintenance teams are checking gullies and drains as part of the Council's winter preparedness plan...
Friday 25 February 2022

Work to begin on railway station upgrade

Work to improve Pontypool and New Inn Railway Station and create an integrated park and ride facility is due to begin next week.
Wednesday 26 January 2022

Cwmbran Drive Active Travel Improvement Study - have your say

As part of the Council's work around Active Travel, we want to make it easier and safer for pedestrians and cyclists to cross Cwmbran Drive near four of the busiest roundabouts, and we need your views for potential new road crossings...
Friday 5 November 2021

Road disruptions due to firework displays

Ponthir Sports and Community Club are holding a firework display on the 5th November. The show starts at 7pm with the evening starting 6pm...
Tuesday 2 November 2021

Cold weather ready

Every year the council provides a highways winter service to keep the borough moving....
Thursday 21 October 2021

Footbridge closure due to resurfacing

The footbridge which crosses the Afon Lwyd at Woodland Road Sport and Social Centre is due to be resurfaced next week..
Wednesday 20 October 2021

Street lighting repairs delayed

Currently there is a national shortage of new LED lanterns, which is leading to a backlog in repairing outages in the borough. There is a shortage of parts which make up the LED lanterns, and there is also issues with shipping and transport....
Friday 15 October 2021

Disruption expected to school transport

Torfaen Council has received notification that drivers for the largest bus operator in the UK will strike for three weeks due to a dispute over pay...
Thursday 9 September 2021

Residents of Upper Cwmbran get involved in our consultation

The Council are considering reopening or permanently closing a footpath which lies between 68 Thornhill Road and Merthyr Mawr, Thornhill Road, Upper Cwmbran, and we need residents to help us decide what happens...
Friday 3 September 2021

Enforcement officers go back to school

Parents and carers who drive their children to school will be given road safety advice at the school gates this term....
Wednesday 25 August 2021

If You're Illegally Riding a Privately Owned E-scooter – STOP!

This summer, some people may be considering purchasing an e-scooter, which have become an increasingly common sight as people are still looking at alternatives to public transport or a way to reduce car use...
Tuesday 27 July 2021

Making streets safer

Welsh Government want to make our streets safer for everyone...
Monday 14 June 2021

Crucial Crew reaches over 1000 pupils in Torfaen

Around 1000 primary school children have been learning about road safety, dangers of grass fires, and food hygiene as part of their preparations for secondary school...
Friday 11 June 2021

Road Closure in Pontypool Town Centre

An emergency road closure on Commercial Street, Pontypool will remain in place into next week to undertake emergency repairs to collapsed sewerage pipes
Tuesday 8 June 2021

Emergency road closure in Pontypool

The council is putting an emergency road closure on Commercial Street, Pontypool from 7am tomorrow morning (9th of June)
Tuesday 25 May 2021

Two vehicles seized at Operation Options

During Global Road Safety Week (17-23 May), the council worked in partnership with Gwent Police, and South Wales Fire and Rescue, to run Operation Option sessions...
Wednesday 12 May 2021

Have your Say on Active Travel

Have your Say on Active Travel
Residents in Torfaen are being asked to help improve walking and cycling routes for everyday journeys around Torfaen.
Friday 12 March 2021

Borough wide grass cutting service to restart next week

Weather permitting, the Council's grass cutting service which covers the borough is to restart next week...
Thursday 4 March 2021

New electric vehicle charge points installed across Gwent

Sixty-two new dual electric vehicle 22kw fast charging units have been installed at thirty-four sites across Gwent...
Monday 1 March 2021

Cwmbran Interchange public consultation questionnaire

Cwmbran is the busiest sub-regional town centre in South East Wales and attracts around 15 million visitors a year. Cwmbran town centre provides a focal point for the surrounding valleys communities and acts as a 'strategic hub' for retail, employment, services, leisure and cultural activities...
Friday 22 January 2021

We are cold weather ready

Whilst Wales is in Level 4 alert restrictions (Covid-19), the council is continuing to provide a winter service for those with an essential need to travel...
Monday 11 January 2021

Charged and ready to go: new electric vehicle charge points open in Torfaen

Work is now complete on 10 new dual electric vehicle-charging points in Torfaen.In partnership with other local authorities in Gwent, the Council was awarded a share of £459,000 funding from the UK Government's Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), to start to develop the infrastructure for the vehicles of the future.
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