Ken Skates, Welsh Government Economy and Transport Minister, has confirmed the preferred route for improvements between Penblewin Roundabout and Redstone Cross on the A40.
The proposal – Option 2B – would be built at an estimated cost of £20m. It would provide additional A40 overtaking provision in both east and west directions, with a modern “2+1” lane configuration.
It would also incorporate the provision of an overbridge on the B4313, which would maintain north-south local connectivity and improve safety. A new shared cyclist and pedestrian facility is being explored in order to encourage active travel.
The decision follows an 8 week public consultation exercise from July to September this year, during which Option 2B received the most support. Local residents will be able to find out more about the scheme at a public information exhibition on 16 December, being held at Queens Hall, Narberth and running from 12:00 to 20:00.
Ken Skates, Economy and Transport Minister, said:
In making this decision we have listened carefully to local residents and believe the proposed improvements would deliver real benefits for them. The proposals would provide greater resilience, enhance journey time reliability, and improve safety.
The preliminary design, which considers the environmental and engineering issues in more detail, continues to be developed and I would encourage interested parties to continue to be involved.