Construction work underway at new active travel route for Bridgend employment site
Gwaith adeiladu wedi dechrau ar lwybr teithio llesol newydd ar gyfer safle cyflogaeth ym Mhen-y-bont ar Ogwr
Construction work on a new active travel route for the strategic employment site at Brocastle in Bridgend has started, thanks to a £2m investment by the Welsh Government.
The route, which is about 3km south-east of Bridgend town centre and runs parallel with the A48, will link the 116-acre site at Brocastle with the Waterton roundabout, 2km to the north-west.
A 2km cycleway, kerbing and surfacing works, new signalised road crossings, replacement traffic signals and street lighting will be built. The £2m funding for the route, which is being provided by the Welsh Government, is the final package of the wider infrastructure works on the Brocastle site.
The active travel route is expected to be completed by the autumn. The work will be undertaken by Wales-based civil engineering contractor Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Limited.
Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething said:
“As part of our plans to create a more prosperous Welsh economy, the Welsh Government is working hard to help create new job opportunities in the communities people live.
“The strategic employment site we have developed at Brocastle provides a great location for us to attract new businesses to Bridgend. I am pleased to confirm parts of the Brocastle site are already under offer. We have a strong pipeline of further enquiries from a range of owner-occupiers and developers.
“The completion of the active travel route will further enhance the accessibility and attractiveness of the site to potential new tenants.”
Minister for Climate Change, Julie James said:
“We need to take bold action to tackle climate change, so I’m pleased we’ve been able to invest £2m in this new active travel scheme, which will help reduce car use and encourage more people to walk or cycle to work.”
Notes to editors
- On completion, the active travel route design, which has been developed collaboratively with Sustrans, Bridgend and Vale of Glamorgan councils, will be adopted as highway and maintained by the Local Highways Authorities.