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£25m widening of Five Mile Lane imminent

posted 28 Apr 2014, 12:23 by Ian Perry   [ updated 28 Apr 2014, 12:25 ]
The Welsh Government’s plans to improve the A4226 (Five Mile Lane) between Bonvilston and Cardiff Airport are moving apace with the WG making a recent announcement of its intention to progress the £25 million scheme rapidly. 

In essence, the plans are likely to revolve around the removal of bends and road widening which, it is hoped, will improve the journey time for commuters along with addressing any road safety issues and improved access to the Enterprise Zone at St Athan and Cardiff Airport. When the work is completed, airport and other traffic from the southwest of the Vale traffic will be directed through St Nicholas.

Cameras are to be installed along the route, with the post for two cameras already in place at the bottom of Tumble Hill.  These are likely to be complemented with electronic variable signs - and mobile signs.

Once the work is complete, the conditions of the planning inspector for trunking of the A48 through St. Nicholas, made at the public enquiry, will have been met.  The trunking of the A48 will take place, and the main route to Cardiff Airport and Enterprise Zone from Cardiff and the M4 will pass through St Nicholas.

£3m is currently being spent straightening the road between the airport and St Athan.


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