Cautious Welcome for Lower Town Traffic Proposals

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has given a cautious welcome to the Welsh Government’s plans to alleviate congestion in Lower Town, Fishguard. In a letter received from the Minister for Economy and Transport, it was confirmed that the South Wales Trunk Road agent is in the process of finalising the design for an advanced over length warning system that could alert larger vehicles that the road through lower Town is unsuitable for their vehicle.

Mr Davies said, “Whilst I welcome the fact that work is being done to address this issue, it’s absolutely crucial that the system is designed in a way that is both practical and palatable to the local community. The local people have waited a long time to see some action to alleviate congestion in the area and so I hope that the final design delivers a solution that works for everyone. The current situation has been difficult for some residents, particularly as larger vehicles have damaged properties in the past and so whilst I cautiously welcome the steps that have been taken, I will be monitoring the development of the alert system very carefully to make sure that it’s suitable for the community. Whilst I sincerely hope that this scheme works, should large vehicles continue to illegally travel through Lower Town I will continue to lobby for a better solution.”

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  Notes to Editors – A copy of the letter received from the Welsh Government is available on request.