PEMBROKE Dock road improvements a ‘long and winding road’ for local residents
It has been revealed that road works in Pembroke Dock have been delayed for an enormous seventeen weeks. Councillor Brian Hall of Pembroke Dock Town Council warned that delays were sending local businesses “ballistic” and described the project as suffering from “poor, poor planning”.
UKIP Wales Leader and Assembly Member for Mid & West Wales, Neil Hamilton commented: “The A477 is a crucial artery into and out of Pembroke Dock. It’s absurd that this project, which involves the installation of new lights and resurfacing is taking so long. These delays are destructive to local businesses, in an area so heavily dependent on transport links. There are also concerns about access for ambulance crews based at Waterloo – the local health service already faces challenges and this only increases the difficulties they face.
“I support Cllr. Hall’s call for the project to be treated with greater urgency. It’s ridiculous that the contract for this critical project omits work outside of regular hours. They should be working on this around the clock in order to get the job done.
“I call on First Minister Carwyn Jones to work with the Trunk Road Agency so that night and shift work can be undertaken in order to complete the project as soon as possible.”