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A48 Westbound – Llanddarog to Carmarthen – Fibre Network Scheme

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Start date: June 2021 | End date: January 2022

fibre network trench

Installation of fibre optic ducting on the A48 westbound between Llandarrog to Carmarthen. Work began in June 2021 and will continue in stages until January 2022.

 

 

 

Installation of fibre optic ducting on the A48 westbound between Llandarrog to Carmarthen.  Work began in June 2021 and will continue in stages until January 2022.  

Daytime  works between Llanddarog and Pensarn are due to be completed January 2022. During this time there will be a single lane closure westbound. Nighttime works at Cross Hands are due to run until Mid-August 2021.

The Welsh Government is delivering a multi-million pound upgrade and extension to its fibre optic network. This communications network helps to provide intelligent transport systems. This includes; CCTV cameras, electronic message boards
Traffic counters and emerging digital highway technologies. 

These systems will help to: 

  • give the emergency services key information 
  • minimise congestion 
  • deliver safety measures whilst providing data for future road schemes

This will help ensure the safety of road users.

The majority of the work is being done during the day time. This is due to seasonal and environmental constraints.

We are maximising the number of workers on site to finish the work as quickly as possible. Social distancing measures are still in place during this time.

The A48 will remain open in both directions at all times.
We will check the traffic while the lane closure is in place to minimise delays as much as possible. The lane closure will be removed as soon as it is safe to do so.

During the works, a reduced 50MPH speed limit is being used to protect the workforce and the public.

Daytime works

Weekday single lane closure westbound between Llanddarog and Pensarn. This lane closure will begin on Monday morning and be taken off on a Friday afternoon.

Overnight works

Traffic management for Cross Hands starts at the westbound on-slip prior to Cross Hands. It continues through the roundabout over 1km west of the roundabout. 


** Please note this programme may be subject to change. 

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