Work starts on improving gateways to Llanelli
Work is beginning this week to enhance four roundabouts at the Gateways to Llanelli.
The work to the Berwick, Box, Trostre and Sandy Roundabouts is part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funded ADREF project.
A traffic management scheme will be operating on Berwick roundabout from this Wednesday (March 25) until March 30 with a break for Easter and then from April 15-17; on Box roundabout from March 30 until April 2, then April 13-14 and April 22-24.
Trostre roundabout will have traffic management from April 15-27 and April 29 until May 1, and Sandy roundabout from April 27 until May 1 and May 11 to May 13. Any lane closures on the roundabouts will not commence before 9.30am and will be removed by 3.30pm. The council apologises for any inconvenience this will cause.
Following on from the recent £60m regeneration of Llanelli town centre, the County Council recognises that there are a number of key gateway points to the town centre which currently lack definition and do not provide the most welcoming of experiences when visiting the town. There is a clear need to raise awareness of the town centre to attract visitors, to showcase the recent regeneration and to attract further investment.
Walled features will be coupled with low maintenance landscaping, to create a welcoming arrival to the town centre. To complement the gateway features, new signage will be erected around the town to showcase to visitors what the town has to offer as current signage makes no reference to the fact there is a theatre and cinema within the town.
The cost of the project is circa £190,000, with the majority of the funding coming from ERDF and Welsh Government. The walled features will look similar to The Beacon and Delta Lakes entrances.