Cardigan to Carmarthen Road Campaign

Plaid Cymru in Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire has launched a campaign to improve road links between Cardigan, Newcastle Emlyn and Carmarthen.



While other parts of the road network, such as the A486 from Llandysul to Synod Inn, have seen substantial improvements, the route between Carmarthen and Cardigan has seen comparatively little investment. Over recent years there have been a number of accidents on the road, and there are frequent complaints from motorists over the narrow and winding route.

Plaid Cymru has launched a petition, calling for the route – which includes the A484 and B4333 – to be made a high priority – and for the Welsh Government to work with Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire councils on a programme of improvements and safety work.

Elin Jones, local Plaid Cymru AM for Ceredigion, said,

"It often seems as though this is a forgotten route, despite its vital role as a link between Cardigan, Newcastle Emlyn and Carmarthen, and despite the many growing villages along the road.

"For so many people in south Ceredigion, this is the main route to Glangwili Hospital and other services in Carmarthen – and then on to destinations in Swansea, Cardiff and beyond.

"There are terribly slow and winding sections, as well as narrow bridges and dangerous bends. It’s time our area demanded that this route be made a priority. If we can demonstrate public support, I hope that the Welsh Government can be persuaded of the importance of this road link, and that Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire councils can work together to draw up a programme of much-needed improvements."

Member of Parliament for Carmarthen East and Dinefwr, Jonathan Edwards added:

"The priority for me and Plaid Cymru is to see a greater investment in transport and other infrastructure projects across the whole of Wales, not least here in the west. For too long the Labour Welsh Government has concentrated its investment along the M4 corridor.

"The road between Cardigan and Carmarthen is a vital road artery. For such an important route it has seen a chronic lack of investment and now desperately needs a programme of improvements.

"Our efforts must be to ensure this road is a priority route and we would ask as many people as possible to support this endeavour."


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