Great news for Ammanford as major road scheme completed

90 days ago

Major works to improve the Wind Street & Tirydail junction in Ammanford have been completed.

The £1.8million scheme involved the construction of a new roundabout to replace the traffic lights and will help to ease congestion in the town; and importantly, it will also help with regeneration plans for the Amman Valley.

The scheme received funding from Welsh Government’s Local Transport Fund and was carried out on behalf of the council by Alun Griffiths (Construction) Ltd.

Residents and businesses are being thanked for their co-operation and patience whilst the works have been carried out.

Executive Board Member for the Environment Cllr Hazel Evans said: “I am delighted that this scheme has been completed and I am sure local residents and businesses are equally as pleased. Although they have to endure a year of disruption and inconvenience, the long-term benefits will far outweigh this.

“It will reduce traffic congestion problems in the town, which have been an issue for years, particularly during peak times; and also help support the wider regeneration plans for Ammanford and the Amman Valley.

“This scheme will make a big difference in terms of access to key businesses in and around Ammanford; hopefully encouraging even more visitors into the area.”

Welsh Government Economy and Transport Minister Ken Skates said: “I am pleased this major project has addressed the congestion issues in Ammanford and will continue to support economic regeneration aspirations of this area.

“Welsh Government has invested heavily, and will continue to do so, to assist local authorities across Wales for schemes to improve safety, create economic growth and promote active travel.”