Nia Griffith MP has called for urgent action to sort out the traffic chaos on Sandy Road. Following the scenes last night in which motorists took half an hour to do a five minute journey, the Llanelli MP has contacted Carmarthenshire’s Head of Highways Steve Pilliner and the Head of Traffic management John McEvoy.
Commenting on the situation, Nia Griffith said “This problem needs to be sorted out as a matter of utmost urgency. Sandy Road is one of the busiest stretches of road in Carmarthenshire and, if there are obstructions on Sandy Road and Denham Avenue, there are no viable alternative routes – just a couple of single track lanes totally unsuitable for heavy traffic. This is a particularly difficult time of year with the dark evenings and bad weather meaning that more parents are likely to be collecting their children from Ysgol y Strade and the College and I understand the new Furnace School is to open very shortly. It seems that we have two sets of lights , one on Sandy Road and one at the top of Denham Avenue which has been there for a while, and yet no work actually taking place on the road. There has got to be a better way of getting these works done. Whatever works need to be carried out these need to be done so in a way which minimises disruption. We cannot have people taking half an hour to get through this bit of road.