AM welcomes progress on plans to make dangerous Towyn Road safer

Clwyd West Assembly Member Darren Millar, who earlier this year called for measures to improve safety on a dangerous Towyn Road, has welcomed sketch drawings outlining planned improvements.  .

Last month, Darren met with representatives of Conwy County Borough Council to discuss concerns over highway safety on Gors Road in Towyn.

Gors Road is a busy road which acts as the main route in and out of Towyn but it is very narrow in parts and there were a number of accidents on the road this summer with vehicles ending up in the deep ditches either side of the road.

During Darren’s visit, he met with Cllr Greg Robbins, Conwy's Cabinet Member for Environment and Transportation, and highways officers, to discuss the dangers and a way forward. 

This week he was pleased to receive sketch drawings from the Council outlining the proposed improvements.   

These include: a 40mph speed limit to be implemented from the location of 30mph previously agreed for development on Gors Road to the junction with A547; 40mph repeater signs approximately every 350m in between; “Warning of a water course alongside road” signs to be located close after the bridge for southbound traffic and close to the A547 junction for northbound traffic, and Verge markers to be located alongside the verge sections with ditches.

Darren said:

“Safety along this stretch has been a worry for some time, so I very much welcome the fact that something is finally being done about it.

“Hopefully the new measures will help to avoid the sort of accidents we witnessed over the summer. I would like to thank Cllr Robbins and the highways officers firstly for meeting with me last month and secondly for acting so swiftly in getting these plans drawn up.”