Work towards Saundersfoot’s ‘active travel link’ has been praised for improving safety for pedestrians and helping to link up areas of the village that have been previously difficult to access.

Work on the scheme for the seaside village, which has been funded by the Welsh Government started last year, and is continuing through the early part of 2024.

County councillor for the south ward said he had received an email recently from a Senior Traffic and Road Safety Engineer, asking for support to extend the existing 40mph limit on Station Road and introduce a new 40 mph speed limit over the length of Fan Road.

Cllr Williams said that he and fellow county councillor for the ward Cllr Alec Cormack had both pushed for this over the last 18 months and totally support this new initiative.

“I’m fully behind the proposal to introduce a 40mph limit on the stretch of road heading to and on Fan Road,” remarked Cllr Williams.

“There has been an incredible amount of work done in this area to improve safety and link up areas of the village that previously have been difficult to access.

“The active travel link is really important to Saundersfoot and all over the village safety has been improved.

“This has been long overdue and will certainly slow down traffic entering the village on The Ridgeway.”

Giving a further update on work, Cllr Williams said that construction of the section between Saundersfoot Railway Station and Valley Road junction had been substantially completed, site clearance undertaken, ground levels reduced to formation level, with the new construction of the new path, lay-by, verge reinstatement and fencing.

Works to Valley Road/ Incline Way junction are well advanced.

“These improvements will continue at this location and continue towards the junction of Fan Road/The Ridgeway, with construction works including the carriageway surface being renewed,” he continued.

Recent evening road closures that commenced after New Year has seen further work take place on the junction from Incline Way linking up to The Ridgeway.

“This will be significantly safer for all the residents in this vicinity when trying to cross the road,” said Cllr Williams.

“Over the last eighteen months I’ve had numerous conversations regarding access and crossing the road safely as the road traffic is too fast.

“This will be a welcome boost to all the residents who walk there regularly.