Posted: Wed 30th Mar 2016

Over £800,000 Funding Secured For Transport Schemes In Powys

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 30th, 2016

Transport across Powys will benefit following a number of successful funding bids, the county council has announced. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Powys County Council’s Highways and Transport service has secured over £800,000 in total from Welsh Government grants to deliver a number of transport schemes across the county. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr John Brunt, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “We are delighted to have secured this money which will enable us to deliver transport, road safety and active travel improvements in Powys. These schemes will be benefit Powys residents greatly.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The schemes that have been supported are: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

• £420,000 for improvements to facilities along the important TrawsCymru T4 (Newtown to Cardiff) bus route
• £125,000 for a package of measures to improve road safety and reduce casualties along the A495 from Meifod to the county boundary
• £11,000 will go towards a study on how to improve the junctions and pedestrian crossings on the B4568 Back Lane/High Street Junction in Newtown
• £63,000 for road safety improvements to the B4560 between Llangynidr Mountain road to the Powys county boundary
• £117,400 for road safety education and training programmes such as PassPlus Cymru, National Standard Cycle Training and motorcyclist training
• £62,000 for improvements to walking and cycling facilities at Maesydderwen school, Ystradgynlais
• £84,500 for new walking and cycling links in Llanfyllin ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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