Ceredigion Link Road Improvement Project entering its final stages

THE FINAL section of the A436 Ceredigion Link Road Improvement project is underway. The project began in 2012, and covers the area from Post Bach to Synod Inn.

Photo credit: Philip Halling

Photo credit: Philip Halling

Ceredigion County Council received funding this year from the Welsh government’s Local Transport Fund to complete the improvements up to Synod Inn. The Council’s Corporate Strategy 2013-2017 also included a commitment to complete these road improvements, as part of long term investment in infrastructure hoped to give communities access to services.

Edwina Hart, the Transport Minister, spoke of the improvements:

“As a pro-business government we recognise the importance of this scheme to the local economy which is why we are investing in this latest stage. It is a key economic development project for Ceredigion and will further improve links between the west Wales coast and the A40/M4 corridor, which is also a key aspiration of the Teifi Valley Growth Zone Implementation Plan.”

The final stage of the works began towards the end of October 2015, and are expected to last until the Autumn of next year. Drivers are advised that there may be travel disruption during this time, with a temporary 30mph speed limit in place during construction to protect the workforce.

Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd. have been appointed to construct this section of the works, which was designed by Capita.

James Allard, Business Director, Capita’s property and infrastructure business said:

“We are delighted to have helped the Council reach the final phase of realising its ambitions to enhance links between Ceredigion and the M4 corridor and make the A486 Ceredigion Link Road a safer stretch of road with better visibility that is connected by a footway. The local rural economy, road users and pedestrians will reap the rewards of the investment and programme of improvements.”