Tenby traffic delays set to continue into Easter holidays

By Observer Reporter in Transport

Traffic delays in and out of Tenby look set to continue a the Easter holidays commence, due to junction work being carried out on the A4218/A478 road.

The Pembrokeshire County Council scheme, which includes introducing a mini roundabout as part of a revised layout to improve the junction on the A4218/A478 Narberth Road, started back in January, and had initially been due to be completed on April 6, within a 12-week timetable, ahead of the start of the Easter holiday period, but a spokesperson for the Authority confirmed today that they were now looking at a completion date of April 13, with road markings set to be laid down next week.

The development has also seen the junction at Upper Hill Park with Narberth Road remain closed to make it safer whilst the works are carried out.

The County Council recently secured funding to remodel a section of the road, as the second phase of a Welsh Government funded Road Safety Grant scheme.

Speaking at a recent meeting of Tenby Town Council, Clr. Mrs. Tish Rossiter said that the traffic congestion into the resort due to the work had been a ‘nightmare’ and was getting worse every weekend, with queues of vehicles on occasions stretching back to New Hedges.

“We want to encourage people into Tenby and they’re not going to come back if they expect to be sat in a traffic queue for an hour,” commented Clr. Mrs. Rossiter.

“I was wondering if the developers could consider opening up the road over the weekends, as that’s when it’s worst, with no one there to man and monitor the three-way traffic light system. It’s been a nightmare, and it’s getting worse every weekend!” she added.

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