Traffic lights will be installed at the ‘treacherous’ Nash Fingerpost Junction in Pembrokeshire going into this summer it has been confirmed.

Campaigners have long been calling for safety changes to the dangerous ‘black spot’ - petitioning to try and force the Senedd and the Highways Authorities to reconsider the layout of the busy junction along the A477 to A4075.

An horrific accident at the junction last year which resulted in the death of a young motorcyclist once again highlighted the need for urgent alterations to be made at the road.

Senedd Member for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire Samuel Kurtz has kept pressure on the Welsh Government to deliver the promised safety improvements to the Nash Fingerpost junction on the road between Milton and Pembroke Dock.

Responding to a Written Question by Mr Kurtz seeking clarity on the progress of the long-awaited road improvements, the Welsh Government’s Deputy Minister for Climate Change Lee Waters has confirmed that work is underway and that the traffic signals will be in place by the end of July 2024.

The response also set out the actions that have already taken place including new give way signage on the A4075 and temporary speed limit reductions to 40mph on the approach to the junction, which will be made permanent before the traffic lights are installed.

Mr Kurtz said: “After the Welsh Labour Government promised long-overdue safety improvements to the Nash Fingerpost junction, I’m keen to ensure they stick to their word after years of false promises.

“With works underway and a date for the completion of the traffic lights, I know this will be a great comfort to road users. It is just somewhat sad that this work comes off the back of an impassioned local campaign following a tragic death at the junction.

“However, the success of the campaign to see these improvements is down to the tenacity of many local people who refused to take the Welsh Labour Government’s ‘no’ for an answer.

“I am sure that they will join me in welcoming the news that the improvement work will be completed before the end of July.”