Plaid Cymru Gwynedd Councillor, Annwen Hughes today welcomed the news that Gwynedd Council cabinet members have authorised for compulsory purchase orders to be made in relation to the A496 Llanbedr bypass road in Ardudwy.
“Locally, I am aware that discussions began for road improvements in this area way back in 1953. Today marks an important milestone in improving the road infrastructure of Ardudwy.
The Councillor who represents Llanbedr residents continued: “Recent years have seen a culmination of tourism traffic, heavy goods vehicles coupled with local traffic, all battling to move in this area along a narrow windy road, with a listed stone bridge in the village of Llanbedr, causing all kinds of congestion.
“At peak bank holiday season, Llanbedr can see a huge surge of vehicles travelling in the area, locked in standstill at the centre of the village.
“Coupled with a new bypass and improvements to the access road to Llanbedr Airfield, the authority today by cabinet members will have a positive impact on our local day to day lives, both here at Llanbedr, Llanfair, Dyffryn Ardudwy, Barmouth and Harlech, as traffic moves more freely to these destinations.
“Improving the road infrastructure thanks to funding from Welsh Government, the European Union and Cyngor Gwynedd, will have a positive impact on our local economy, on local businesses and on local people’s day to day lives.
“We have a long road ahead of us, but today marks an important milestone for this project and this area.”