Merthyr Tydfil: Active travel improvements
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New routes are being created to make it easier for walkers and cyclists to get around Merthyr Tydfil town centre.
The council has announced works will start this month on several walking and cycling improvement projects as part of its Welsh Government-funded Active Travel programme.
On Monday, November 15 work will start on some of those including, upgrading the existing crossing point on Victoria Street to a zebra crossing which will take until Christmas to complete.
Work will also start on November 15 on a shared route for pedestrians and cyclists running alongside Bethesda Street which will take until March 31, 2022 to finish.
And November 15 will also see work start on a shared route for pedestrians and cyclists running alongside Avenue de Clichy from Caedraw roundabout up to the gyratory system and this will also take until March 31 next year to complete.
Then in January 2022, work will begin on improvements at the Tesco roundabout to make crossing the road safer for pedestrians and this will take until mid-February.
In mid-February, the council will be introducing a signalised crossing point on Lower High Street between the car park and the shops and this will take until March 31.
Cabinet member for regeneration, housing and commercialisation Councillor Geraint Thomas said: “It’s fantastic that we’ve obtained Welsh Government funding to deliver these improvements for pedestrians and cyclists in the town centre. So please bear with us while the work is ongoing.”
Words: Anthony Lewis, Local Democracy Reporter
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