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Over £800,000 Funding Secured for Transport Schemes in Powys

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Transport across Powys will benefit following a number of successful funding bids, the county council has announced.

Powys County Council’s Highways and Transport service has secured over £800,000 in total from Welsh Government grants to deliver a number of transport schemes across the county.

Cllr John Brunt, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “We are delighted to have secured this money which will enable us to deliver transport, road safety and active travel improvements in Powys. These schemes will be benefit Powys residents greatly.”

The schemes that have been supported are:

• £420,000 for improvements to facilities along the important TrawsCymru T4 (Newtown to Cardiff) bus route
• £125,000 for a package of measures to improve road safety and reduce casualties along the A495 from Meifod to the county boundary
• £11,000 will go towards a study on how to improve the junctions and pedestrian crossings on the B4568 Back Lane/High Street Junction in Newtown
• £63,000 for road safety improvements to the B4560 between Llangynidr Mountain road to the Powys county boundary
• £117,400 for road safety education and training programmes such as PassPlus Cymru, National Standard Cycle Training and motorcyclist training
• £62,000 for improvements to walking and cycling facilities at Maesydderwen school, Ystradgynlais
• £84,500 for new walking and cycling links in Llanfyllin