Powys: Motorists braced for 2-hour roadworks diversion

WORK to repair a 1-kilometre section of road in Powys will see some motorists face a diversion of around 2 hours, and force them to travel an extra 60 miles. The Powys County Times says that work on the section of the A40 trunk road in south Powys will commence on Tuesday night, March 12, […]

Powys to benefit from UK Government Levelling Up Fund

Powys County Council has provisionally secured over £17.7 million of Levelling Up Funding from UK Government to promote recreational tourism in the county through transport investment. The funding aims to address regional disparities across the UK by investing in vital local infrastructure projects to increase pride in place and bring people closer to opportunity. In […]

Work to begin on the Welshpool active travel scheme

Work to improve active travel provision on Severn Road, in Welshpool is due to begin on Monday 27 November. Identified on the Active Travel Network Maps (ATNM) by the community, this route would form the first phase of a wider project to create a local active travel network – enabling more journeys to be undertaken […]

Powys Council to consider winter service review

A public engagement exercise into the next stage of the Powys roads winter service review has now come to an end. The six-week survey asked the people of Powys, partner organisations, local members and town and community councils to have a say in the review process of how Powys roads are categorised and serviced during […]

Powys Council starts preparation for 20 mph transformation

Work to prepare Powys roads for the upcoming default 20mph speed limit will begin this week. On 17 September, the Welsh Government will introduce a default 20mph speed limit on restricted roads across Wales. Restricted roads are generally those where streetlights are placed no more than 200 yards apart and are usually located in residential […]

Powys roads winter service review agreed by cabinet

Proposals to review the way Powys roads are serviced during the winter months were considered and agreed by Powys County Council’s Cabinet this week. The road network within Powys stretches more than 5,500 km and is made up of county roads (maintained and managed by Powys County council) and trunk roads (maintained and managed by […]

Design work underway to develop active travel routes in Welshpool

Following Welsh Governments approval of the county’s Active Travel Network Maps (ATNM), work has started to develop designs for improving active travel provision on Severn Street, in Welshpool. Identified on the ATNM by the community and stakeholders, this would form the first phase of a wider project to create a local active travel network – […]

Work to begin on the Llandrindod Wells to Howey Active Travel route in Powys

Work to the first two phases of a new active travel route in Llandrindod Wells will begin next week (24 October 2022). The route between Llandrindod Wells and Howey was identified and agreed following previous consultations on the county’s Active Travel Network Maps and has been out for consultation online for the past 12 months. […]

Funding secured for further active travel improvements in Powys

Powys County Council have secured further Welsh Government funding to extend and improve the active travel routes within the county. Committed to improving facilities for residents wishing to make short journeys on foot or by bike, the council have been working with communities to find potential active travel routes across Powys. Through engagement exercises and […]

Powys Council to apply for up to £6 million to tackle potholes

Powys Council is to apply for up to £6 million from government to tackle the state of the county’s roads. The council is putting together bids from the new Levelling Up Fund to help address problems that have seen Powys named the worst authority in Wales for road conditions. This was one of the outcomes […]


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