Work to start to lower speed limit
WORK will start within weeks to create a 20mph zone outside a Towy Valley school.
Carmarthenshire Council has gone out to consultation on the plans to lower the driving speed outside Llangadog Primary School on the busy A469.
It plans to place a speed cushion there, probably during the Easter school holiday to reduce disruption as much as possible.
Andrew James, county councillor for the area, said the call for the reduction came from members of the school's governing body. Members of the public now have until March 8 to object to the proposals.
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Mr James, who was voted as the area's councillor in May last year, said: "It was raised with the governing body of the school, but before we went ahead, I checked with them that they did want something done."
He said the area was built up, and full of children, and the lowering of the speed limit was needed for health and safety reasons.
"First and foremost, if the people ask for it, we must try to do it," said Mr James.
"But we will go through a proper consultation.
"It's been on the cards for a long time."
He claimed there were certain periods of the day when people were speeding in the area, another reason to lower the speed limit.
"Reducing your speed by 10 miles per hour can save a life," added Mr James.
He said the scheme would cost £25,000, and would be shared between Carmarthenshire Council and Llangadog Community Council.
"What's proposed is that the 50 per cent funding from the community council will be taken by the end of March, and the Carmarthenshire Council contribution will take place at the beginning of April," said Mr James.
"This means the whole project will be completed during the Easter holidays, hopefully reducing any disruption while the works take place."