Work progresses on Williams Field Lane to Monnow Bridge Active Travel Route
Starting from 22nd January, Monmouthshire County Council will begin work on a new active travel route, the Williams Field Lane to Monnow Bridge Active Travel Route.
This project is funded by the Welsh Government Active Travel Fund and Core Active Allocation Fund, and it aims to develop a brand-new active travel route in Monmouth.
This route is a crucial part of the comprehensive Active Travel network. It will provide direct access to Monnow Bridge and the services and facilities within the town centre. The path will connect Williams Field Lane to Monmouth town centre via Wonastow Road and Drybridge Street. It will also provide connections from Rockfield Road skatepark to the town centre.
The work being undertaken will see a number of changes along the route. They include:
- Widening the existing footway on the northern side of Wonastow Road to accommodate a shared-use footway/cycleway (two lanes for traffic will be maintained).
- Replacing the existing Wonastow Road/Rockfield mini-roundabout with a priority junction (T-junction).
- Providing a pedestrian crossing on Wonastow Road and Rockfield Road.
- Widening the existing footway on Rockfield Road from the new priority junction to Monmouth skatepark. Two-way traffic will be maintained, and bus stops will be unaffected.
- Widening of a short section of the existing footway along Drybridge Street near the Monnow Bridge roundabout
- Removing sections of on-street parking along Wonastow Road to deliver the route in line with the Active Travel Act Guidance.
The work is expected to last for 12 weeks, with an aim to finish by mid-April 2024. This route will provide links to education settings, such as Overmonnow Primary and Monmouth Comprehensive, and be a pivotal link to the town centre and its facilities. The works will require temporary traffic light controls and have been arranged, taking into account other planned roadworks in the area to minimise impact.
If you want to find details of the complete program of work in Monmouth, please visit https://www.monlife.co.uk/williams-field-lane-to-monnow-bridge-active-travel-route/.
Monmouthshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate Change and the Environment, Cllr Catrin Maby, said: “This is an exciting step in the progress of an Active Travel Route in Monmouth. The widening of footways will provide a safer route for cyclists and walkers as they travel around Monmouth.”
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