November 30, 2022

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Construction Work Underway at New Active Travel Route for Bridgend Employment Site

Development function on a new lively journey route for the strategic employment website at Brocastle in Bridgend has began, many thanks to a £2m financial commitment by the Welsh Govt.

The route, which is about 3km south-east of Bridgend city centre and runs parallel with the A48, will url the 116-acre site at Brocastle with the Waterton roundabout, 2km to the north-west.

A 2km cycleway, kerbing and surfacing functions, new signalised road crossings, substitute traffic indicators and street lighting will be crafted. The £2m funding for the route, which is being provided by the Welsh Governing administration, is the remaining package of the wider infrastructure operates on the Brocastle internet site.

The energetic journey route is anticipated to be done by the autumn. The perform will be carried out by Wales-primarily based civil engineering contractor Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Confined.

Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething said:

As section of our plans to generate a a lot more prosperous Welsh financial state, the Welsh Government is performing tough to assistance develop new career opportunities in the communities individuals stay.

The strategic employment website we have created at Brocastle provides a terrific spot for us to bring in new organizations to Bridgend. I am pleased to validate sections of the Brocastle site are previously beneath give. We have a solid pipeline of further more enquiries from a variety of owner-occupiers and developers.

The completion of the energetic journey route will even further greatly enhance the accessibility and attractiveness of the site to prospective new tenants.

Minister for Climate Alter, Julie James reported:

We require to consider bold action to deal with weather transform, so I’m delighted we have been ready to spend £2m in this new energetic travel scheme, which will assist decrease car or truck use and stimulate extra persons to walk or cycle to work.