£7.2m contract for upgrade of Bulford Road is awarded

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A £7.2 million contract for the upgrade of the Bulford Road, between Johnston and Tiers Cross, has been awarded to Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Limited.

The scheme is important for carrying road traffic to the county's energy sites and other developments in the vicinity of the Haven waterway.

Currently, Bulford Road is mainly a single track road and it is of poor standard.

The project will lead to the upgrading of 2.7km of the highway and the creation of a 2.7km shared use path.

The project also aims to contribute towards reducing congestion and traffic, particularly heavy lorries, in Milford Haven town centre. It is envisaged that it will support the Milford Haven Regeneration Strategy and support community aspirations by reducing road safety concerns, the county council said.

The project, which has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, will create an opportunity for the development of improved pedestrian and cycleway links and better public transport service infrastructure in the town centre.

Pembrokeshire County Council will now work with the contractor on progressing and completing detailed project designs for the scheme.

Site clearance works are already taking place under a separately awarded commission, with main construction work due to start toward late April 2014 and be completed by May 2015.

Councillor Jamie Adams, Leader of Pembrokeshire County Council, said: “It’s great news that we have been able to award the contract for this important link road.

“The improvement is important for the local economy, and also for traffic accessing key energy infrastructure, reducing congestion levels and making journey times quicker and safer.”

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1:43pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Tttoommy says...

not commenting on this project or on the Red Roses by-pass but has anyone else the huge earthworks completed at HUGE cost when the net improvements are tiny?

A good example is the A4075 into Pembroke from the Kilgetty to the Dock road - a dip and corner has been made slightly less sharp
not commenting on this project or on the Red Roses by-pass but has anyone else the huge earthworks completed at HUGE cost when the net improvements are tiny? A good example is the A4075 into Pembroke from the Kilgetty to the Dock road - a dip and corner has been made slightly less sharp Tttoommy
  • Score: -9

2:46pm Fri 21 Mar 14

mayday says...

Should have been done long ago as a Section 106 requirement when the refinery was built or when South Hook LNG was given permission to go ahead. Now its just an expensive road upgrade timed perfectly to coincide with the CHP development. Where will all that construction traffic go? If they finish the road first it'll be a right mess once the heavy CHP traffic has torn it up.
Should have been done long ago as a Section 106 requirement when the refinery was built or when South Hook LNG was given permission to go ahead. Now its just an expensive road upgrade timed perfectly to coincide with the CHP development. Where will all that construction traffic go? If they finish the road first it'll be a right mess once the heavy CHP traffic has torn it up. mayday
  • Score: 5

6:26pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Justiceforall says...

How about linking up all the major towns and beaches with existing cycle paths around pembrokeshire. It would be a great asset for the fitness of Pembrokeshire people and draw in extra tourism cash for the county via walking cycling holidays.
How about linking up all the major towns and beaches with existing cycle paths around pembrokeshire. It would be a great asset for the fitness of Pembrokeshire people and draw in extra tourism cash for the county via walking cycling holidays. Justiceforall
  • Score: 6

8:35am Sat 22 Mar 14

Tttoommy says...

Tttoommy wrote:
not commenting on this project or on the Red Roses by-pass but has anyone else the huge earthworks completed at HUGE cost when the net improvements are tiny?

A good example is the A4075 into Pembroke from the Kilgetty to the Dock road - a dip and corner has been made slightly less sharp
any one like to tell me why they voted my comments down?

I just don't want tofeel I've been ripped off or the Senedd or PCC having to pay too much money for the pre-work ( as does my step brother an engineer who helped build the M27)
[quote][p][bold]Tttoommy[/bold] wrote: not commenting on this project or on the Red Roses by-pass but has anyone else the huge earthworks completed at HUGE cost when the net improvements are tiny? A good example is the A4075 into Pembroke from the Kilgetty to the Dock road - a dip and corner has been made slightly less sharp[/p][/quote]any one like to tell me why they voted my comments down? I just don't want tofeel I've been ripped off or the Senedd or PCC having to pay too much money for the pre-work ( as does my step brother an engineer who helped build the M27) Tttoommy
  • Score: -9

10:18am Sat 22 Mar 14

JonnyBlueJeans says...

£7.2 million? Why not de-list the road and make it *access only* for residents and save this huge amount of money?
£7.2 million? Why not de-list the road and make it *access only* for residents and save this huge amount of money? JonnyBlueJeans
  • Score: -8

2:08pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Doc Malik says...

Justiceforall wrote:
How about linking up all the major towns and beaches with existing cycle paths around pembrokeshire. It would be a great asset for the fitness of Pembrokeshire people and draw in extra tourism cash for the county via walking cycling holidays.
Wouldn't make an ounce of difference. Even where there are cycle paths, cyclists clog up the road. Almost the only thing you see on the path from Neyland to Steynton are dog walkers and joggers, while the cyclists satisfy their wish to lead a parade by holding up traffic.
[quote][p][bold]Justiceforall[/bold] wrote: How about linking up all the major towns and beaches with existing cycle paths around pembrokeshire. It would be a great asset for the fitness of Pembrokeshire people and draw in extra tourism cash for the county via walking cycling holidays.[/p][/quote]Wouldn't make an ounce of difference. Even where there are cycle paths, cyclists clog up the road. Almost the only thing you see on the path from Neyland to Steynton are dog walkers and joggers, while the cyclists satisfy their wish to lead a parade by holding up traffic. Doc Malik
  • Score: 4

3:38pm Sat 22 Mar 14

Tttoommy says...

JonnyBlueJeans wrote:
£7.2 million? Why not de-list the road and make it *access only* for residents and save this huge amount of money?
surely you don't want a builder to miss out on 3/4 million of pure net profit ?
[quote][p][bold]JonnyBlueJeans[/bold] wrote: £7.2 million? Why not de-list the road and make it *access only* for residents and save this huge amount of money?[/p][/quote]surely you don't want a builder to miss out on 3/4 million of pure net profit ? Tttoommy
  • Score: -9

12:12pm Mon 24 Mar 14

Tttoommy says...

seems the road builders and those who give the contracts out are here out marking down common sense again - (not more unaudited EU funding? LOL)
seems the road builders and those who give the contracts out are here out marking down common sense again - (not more unaudited EU funding? LOL) Tttoommy
  • Score: -12

5:40pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Andrew Lye says...

Am sure that had this existing road been in my old county in Wiltshire, it would have been either done decades ago, or no access for heavy traffic over a certain weight.
I just cannot believe that its only being widened, now.
As someone above said, it should have been done as a S106 when permission was given to build the refinery. I presume there were S106's, in those days?
Am sure that had this existing road been in my old county in Wiltshire, it would have been either done decades ago, or no access for heavy traffic over a certain weight. I just cannot believe that its only being widened, now. As someone above said, it should have been done as a S106 when permission was given to build the refinery. I presume there were S106's, in those days? Andrew Lye
  • Score: -1

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