Following two rounds of consultation, residents of Merthyr Vale and Mount Pleasant have agreed on the installation of average speed cameras on the section of the A4054 Cardiff Road that runs through the villages.
In phase one of the consultation, 98% of those surveyed – which included residents and the wider public – agreed there was an issue with speeding traffic along the road, with 80% agreeing that traffic calming measures were necessary.
In phase two, 78% agreed with the installation of average speed cameras.
Ward Councillors, Darren Roberts and Scott Thomas, said: “Following several accidents and complaints about speeding traffic through Merthyr Vale and Mount Pleasant we asked the Local Authority to hold a public consultation to ask residents and road users their comments and concerns.
“We would like to thank all that took the time to participate in the consultation and welcome the result. The addition of average speed cameras in the area will make the stretch of road between the two villages safer for everyone, including children who use the road to walk to and from school.
“As your Ward councillors we listened to the concerns raised, acted on them swiftly and delivered what residents requested. We would also like to thank the officers of the Local Authority who have assisted in delivering this positive outcome.”
Council officers will now liaise with Go Safe, the Police and Welsh Government to get the cameras installed, with a projected date of September for works to start.
As a result of this survey and its findings we will now be consulting with other villages along the road to see if an extension of the average speed cameras is required between Quaker’s Yard and Pentrebach.