Safety of pedestrians on the A48

Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones has welcomed the news that Bridgend Council’s Highway Authority will be commissioning an independent road safety investigation of the A48. Mr Jones has received many representations from constituents and local councillors regarding safety of pedestrians on the A48 following the recent tragic accident at the junction of Merthyr Mawr Road on the A48.

Mr Jones was told by Bridgend Council that the investigation will take into account factors such as traffic movements, speed of vehicles, pedestrian movements and other concerns which have been raised with the Council. The report will provide recommendations for any remedial work where appropriate.

Mr Jones said “This action is certainly a step in the right direction. I will be monitoring this carefully and in particular, the report’s recommendations. It is important that this report is concluded as quickly as possible to asses all the options to make the road safer after this tragic accident. I have also discussed safety concerns with Chief Superintendent Stuart Parfitt. I understand that a police investigation is underway”.