THE £115,000 road improvement schemes outside Cardigan Secondary School along with footway improvements on Aberystwyth Road, which includes the completion of a new footway link outside the B&M store, have been completed.

The projects are grant-funded works from the Welsh Government’s Local Transport Fund of £98,500 with a further £11,500 match funding from Ceredigion County Council and £5,000 from Cardigan Town Council.

These works follow on from improvements undertaken outside Cardigan Primary School last year.

Ceredigion Cllr Ray Quant, cabinet member for technical services said: “I’m pleased that the Welsh Government have provided continued grant funding so that the Council can implement further improvements for the benefit of residents of Cardigan.

“The footway link on Aberystwyth Road has now been completed and a new pedestrian refuge has also been installed to help people cross the busy road to Tesco.”

The works outside Cardigan Secondary School have seen the implementation of a new 20 mph zone with physical traffic calming measures in the form of raised table crossings to aid pedestrian journeys to the school and also to the sports and leisure facilities on Gwbert Road.

Cardigan Secondary School head teacher, Mrs Nicola James said: “It’s great to see the new 20 mph zone installed outside our school which has seen a positive result in the reduction of vehicle speeds to help make the area safer for our pupils.

“We have also had a new cycle shelter installed and we will look to promote Active Travel journeys with our pupils and staff to help reduce vehicle congestion at our school gates and encourage healthy living.”