Executive approves £912,000 for road improvements in 2021-22
Blaenau Gwent Council Executive Committee has agreed to over £900,000 worth of road improvements for 2021-22.
The focus of the work will be on high priority works to the Council's road network and improving residential and unclassified roads. The highest priority residential roads in each of the 16 wards, Blaenant Industrial Estate Road plus A and B roads and highway safety work will be targeted with a budget of £912,000.
As well as the above, plans also include a number of specific schemes using Welsh Government funding of £2.158 million. The Local Transport and Resilience Fund of £1,675,000 will be used for 3 schemes:
• Bedwellty Pits, Tredegar to improve a sub-standard junction, provide a suitable footway and bus stop infrastructure at a cost of £990,000
• Bus Stop Infrastructure through-out the Borough worth £405,000
• Aberbeeg Road A4046 – A feasibility study to assess the road condition and to support future scheme development between Cwm and Aberbeeg costing £300,000
The remainder of this funding will be used on a number of road safety schemes and Blaenau Gwent CBCs commitment to the Active Travel scheme. This means that over £3 million will be spent on road improvement measures this financial year.
Councillor Joanna Wilkins, the Council’s Executive Member for the Environment said:
‘This is really good news as improving the condition of our roads in Blaenau Gwent is a high priority for us, it is not only critical for our local communities but also for businesses and visitors to the borough. In addition, this shows our ongoing commitment to improve and enhance Blaenau Gwent roads across all parts of the borough.
This extensive investment will help improve and prolong our existing road networks, whilst demonstrating that we have listened and acted upon the views of the public to improve the condition of residential roads which forms the bulk of our network.’