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Good news for Caerphilly in the countdown to Christmas

Posted on : 10 Nov 2017

Good news for Caerphilly in the countdown to Christmas

Caerphilly county borough council plans to bring some early Christmas cheer to motorists, shoppers and businesses in Caerphilly town centre. 

Proposals are being put to the council’s Cabinet to introduce free parking in the town’s pay and display car parks in December, subject to approval later this month.

Positive changes will also be made to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow at the Pwll y Pant roundabout works in Caerphilly. The council has listened to the concerns of motorists and the local business community and is working closely with the contractor with the aim of opening two lanes from 30th November.

Two lanes will be available on the A469 Llanbradach bypass, meaning that traffic will not be required to merge into one lane when travelling southbound on the bypass. Two lanes will also be available around the roundabout, which will help improve capacity and traffic flow at this key strategic junction.

Cllr Sean Morgan, Deputy Leader of Council said, “We are aware of the significant impact that these works are having on the community and we have listened to the feedback from motorists and local businesses.

We also recognise the importance of this critical pre-Christmas period for the local economy and we want to support businesses by encouraging shoppers into Caerphilly town centre. Our message is that Caerphilly is open for business and we would encourage everyone to support local traders.

I very much understand the inconvenience that is being caused by these essential improvement works, but we are confident that the changes will bring noticeable improvements and I’m sure that these, together with the free parking proposals, will be welcomed by the whole community.”

The council and the main contractor, Walters UK Ltd, are continually monitoring the progress of the scheme and post-Christmas the traffic management arrangements will revert back to as they are now (single lanes) for a period of time.

The latest information and updates can be found on the Pwll-y-Pant pages.

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