£1 Million For Road Safety Schemes In Torfaen

£1 Million For Road Safety Schemes In Torfaen

Monday 23rd Sep 2019

Posted on: Tuesday 11 June 2019

Torfaen is set to benefit from just over £1 million to improve active travel routes, safe routes in communities, road safety and public transport infrastructure in the borough.  

The money has come from Welsh Government’s local transport fund which seeks to deliver a modern and connected infrastructure along the safe, healthy and active theme.

Safe Routes in Communities projects include widening the pavement along Woodland Road to Croesyceiliog School. Also, another ramp to improve the links between Pentwyn, Pentrepiod, Waunddu communities and Cwmffrwdoer School.

The Road Safety money will be spent on Kerbcraft pedestrian training, cycle training for school children and Pass Plus Cymru educational schemes. Upgrading the safety camera on the A472 will also occur.

Local Transport projects include bus improvement measures which will include the upgrade of bus stop infrastructure and feasibility studies for bus priority. Improvement works at the Northville Underpass will also be undertaken to support better active travel links from Northville to Cwmbran centre.

Active Travel money will be spent on work relating to improvements on routes identified as part of our Integrated Network Maps for short and medium term priorities.

Councillor Fiona Cross, executive member for the environment said: “This funding will be used to make a real difference to our transport infrastructure – improving road safety routes for pupils, improving our infrastructure for areas like the Northville underpass and more.”