ROAD DANGER FEAR
VILLAGERS living to the north of Carmarthen claim the condition of the road through their community is a danger to drivers and cyclists.
Those living along the B4333 in Hermon near Cynwyl Elfed are calling for urgent repair work to large ruts and pot holes stretching the length of the village.
The plea comes as Carmarthen- shire Council prepares to continue spending millions of pounds on improving roads across the county this year — including pot holes and resurfacing.
The authority promises work will begin this week.
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Heather Davies, who lives in Capel Iwan, said she and villagers in Hermon were desperate for action to fill the pot holes.
She drives through Hermon on her way to work at Glangwili Hospital in Carmarthen.
She added: "The road is in an absolutely dire condition, and is reminiscent of a Third World road.
"People are risking their lives going over it, there are large ruts, it's more than just potholes, there is carriageway damage.
Mrs Davies, 55, who works as a psychotherapist, went on to say: "A bucket of tar is used by the county council to patch up the enormous number of potholes, but these are simply broken down within the week.
"The road is utterly unsafe and it is unbelievable that this can be allowed to continue."
Mrs Davies went on to say: "We have contacted the county council and our local AM Rhodri Glyn Thomas.
"He has forwarded our concerns to the House of Commons and still nothing has happened to improve the road."
Carmarthenshire Council street care manager Ainsley Williams said: "A new footway and street lighting scheme started in Hermon in January last year.
"A length of just over 400 metres on the approach from Cynwyl Elfed and a similar length on the exit from the village have been constructed to date. There is a proposed section of footway that is yet to be constructed in the middle of the village which links the sections already completed. This remaining part of the work has been on hold since May last year due to issues raised by residents. However, it is understood these issues have now been resolved and the final stage of the footway and lighting scheme will get under way shortly.
"We had hoped to complete carriageway resurfacing works for the section of road earlier in the year, but held off pending comp- letion of the footway scheme.
"However, given the current position and the delays to date, we have decided to proceed with the road surfacing works where the footways have been completed.
"Works are due to start this week and the remaining section of carriageway will be resurfaced on completion of the final link of the footway and lighting scheme."