Posted: Mon 17th Oct 2016

Westbound Carriageway Of The A48 Nantycaws Re-Opens Earlier Than Scheduled

This article is old - Published: Monday, Oct 17th, 2016

We have received confirmation that the essential work undertaken this weekend on the A48 Nantycaws in both directions, has been completed ahead of schedule. This is good news for road users in Carmarthen and surrounding areas, as we are now in a position to re-open the westbound carriageway over 10 hours earlier than expected. The multi-agency coordination team, led by Dyfed-Powys Police and consisting of Dyfed-Powys Police, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, and SWTRA is continuing to work together to ensure that it re-opens safely, and traffic management continues to be a priority. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The traffic management plan has proved successful over the weekend, and ensured that traffic disruption and congestion in the area has been kept to an absolute minimum, and the roads have kept flowing well. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Chief Inspector Peter Roderick of the Specialist Operations Department for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “The fact we are in a position to re-open the westbound carriageway hours earlier than expected is excellent, and a relief to all, especially those planning to travel on Monday morning. There have been very little problems on the diversion routes throughout the weekend, and this is largely due to the understanding, patience and co-operation shown by the public and road users. I would like to sincerely thank everyone for this response. I am also very grateful to all our partners, and this has been an example of partnership working at its best.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Group Manager Simon Jenkins Head of Service Response for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: ”We are pleased to have supported this multi-agency operation, including the Service Drone and Pilots, providing live imagery to support the Silver commander and his team to plan ahead, put any necessary measures in place and respond dynamically by directing resources quickly.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

We are advising all road users to continue to pay particular attention to road signs and other directions on these routes after the opening of the westbound carriageway. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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