P-05-701 Road Safety Improvements along the A487 Trunk Road between Cardigan and Aberystwyth, to include passing places – Correspondence from the Petitioner to the Committee, 06.06.17

Bore da,

My apologies for not responding sooner,

I appreciate the fact that my petition for road improvements along the A487 is still being discussed.

I fully understand that all necessary improvements cannot be carried out in one 'hit', however there are places which do warrant priority, these being:-

The junction at Synod Inn where the Llandysul to New Quay intersects with the Cardigan to Aberystwyth Road.

The village of Blaenplwyf, where residents have shown concern about the lack of a dedicated 'crossing' within this village for pedestrians, which include primary and secondary school children having to cross the busy A487 to aboard and alight their schhol bus.

A pedestrian crossing here would also help with traffic calming measures on a wider scope of the A487.

North of Llanarth (Pencroescastell) where the visibility to negotiate this junction from the Oakford junction is very, very poor.

On the aspect of places to overtake, and being balanced in my opinion, it would as a starting point be ideal to have room to overtake north of Aberaeron; south of Blaenplwyf allowing North and South bound traffic an opportunity to overtake and therefore reduce the fustration of motorists following slow moving vehicles for miles and ultimately taking risks.

I firmly believe that scheduled and phased improvements would not only benefit road safety within Ceredigion but would also improve trading and benefit businesses within our rural communities.

I would be more than welcome to meet with you face to face to discuss this matter further.


Maldwyn Lewis