Flashing speed signs to be installed in Denbighshire village

After backing a campaign for traffic calming measures in a Denbighshire village, Clwyd West MS Darren Millar has welcomed news that flashing speed signs are set to be installed.

Darren has long been concerned about the speed of traffic on the A494 and has raised the issue numerous times in the Welsh Parliament and directly with the Transport Minister.

Earlier this year he made fresh calls for traffic calming measures after being presented with new evidence further highlighting the problems speeding traffic is causing in the village of Llanbedr DC.

He is therefore delighted that his calls have been heeded and that the Welsh Government is now planning to install flashing speed signs on the road through the village.

He said:

“This is very welcome news indeed and something myself, local councillors and the community have been campaigning for for years.

“Last April Llanbedr Community Council set up a Community Speed Watch Group, with the help of North Wales Police volunteer, John Morris, to monitor speeds of vehicles using speed detection devices and quite frankly the findings were alarming.

“Pedestrians and drivers have been at risk along this stretch for years and it has been a hard slog getting the Welsh Government to do something about it, but I am pleased they have finally recognised that measures are needed.  

“The new flashing signs will be in situ for up to two weeks at a time and return to the village periodically as part of a rotation with other communities on the Trunk Road network.  The signs will also act as a monitor of speeds during the periods for which they are in place.

“While this isn’t the permanent flashing signs that we were looking for, it is a step in the right direction and will hopefully be effective at reducing speeds in the village.”

There is no timescale for the erection of the signs as yet, but they are expected to be in place by March of next year.