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Green light for Active Travel improvements in Merthyr Tydfil

Merthyr Tydfil Council is about to commence work on a series of walking and cycling improvement projects as part of its Welsh Government-funded Active Travel programme.

Monday 15 November will see the start of work on:

  • Upgrading the existing crossing point on Victoria Street to a zebra crossing – this will take until Christmas to complete.
  • A shared route for pedestrians and cyclists running alongside Bethesda Street – this will take until 31 March 2022.
  • A shared route for pedestrians and cyclists running alongside Avenue de Clichy from Caedraw roundabout up to the gyratory system (31 March).
  • Work will begin on the following in January 2022:
  • Improvements at the Tesco roundabout to make crossing the road safer for pedestrians – this will take until mid-February.

In mid-February, we will be:

  • Introducing a signalised crossing point on Lower High Street between the car park and the shops (until 31 March).

Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Housing and Commercialisation Cllr 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.”