Haverfordwest road works to last 26 weeks

The work on the Churnworks roundabout has now started.

The work on the Churnworks roundabout has now started.

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ROADWORKS on a Haverfordwest roundabout already causing delays are set to continue for 26 weeks.

Work started today (Monday, August 4) on upgrading the Churnworks roundabout – known as Blands roundabout – as part of the first stage of a major regeneration plan for the county town.

Pembrokeshire County Council has apologised in advance for any delays the essential work may cause.

The work is designed to aid the proposed Sainsbury’s supermarket and residential development at Slade Lane by improving the road’s capacity as well as enhancing pedestrian and cycling routes.

The five-armed roundabout will be removed and replaced by traffic light controlled junctions designed to aid traffic flow.

The work is expected to last 26 weeks and throughout this time traffic will be

managed for the safety of the workforce a council spokesman said.

The roundabout is the main route to St Davids and other coastal villages popular with tourists and there has been some criticism of the timing of the work during the high summer season.

Haverfordwest resident Barbara Shone said: “As everyone presumably knows, from the start of August would seem to be the height of tourist season around not only Pembrokeshire, and the rest of the UK, but especially in the county town of Haverfordwest.

Apparently, though, the fact seems to be lost to the local authority and they remain unaware of this, as road signs can now be seen informing the public that this particular type of traffic chaos is now seemingly imminent from August 4.

“Could somebody from the Highways Department in County Hall, please advise as to the wisdom of selecting this particular month as being advisable for major works to commence at the Churnworks Roundabout, in Haverfordwest.”

Councillor Rob Lewis Cabinet Member for transportation apologised in advance for any delays the work could cause.

“This work is essential because of the anticipated rise in traffic, which will be generated by major investment in the town,” he said.

“I would ask people to be patient and, if possible, either reroute their journeys or allow extra journey time in case of delays.”

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2:34pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Indeview J Hudson says...

You do have to wonder if PCC is seeking to destroy Haverfordwest rather than regenerate the town.

Can Cllr. Rob Lewis tell us where the cars, displaced from the Council's closed Scotchwells car park, and the additional cars visiting a regenerated Haverfordwest are all to park?

When is the Council going to share its vision for a regenerated Haverfordwest with us?
You do have to wonder if PCC is seeking to destroy Haverfordwest rather than regenerate the town. Can Cllr. Rob Lewis tell us where the cars, displaced from the Council's closed Scotchwells car park, and the additional cars visiting a regenerated Haverfordwest are all to park? When is the Council going to share its vision for a regenerated Haverfordwest with us? Indeview J Hudson
  • Score: 38

4:27pm Mon 4 Aug 14

seaveiw says...

chaos on first day, why couldnt they leave it until afer the schols hols finish
chaos on first day, why couldnt they leave it until afer the schols hols finish seaveiw
  • Score: 20

5:36pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Viewcam says...

The saying f*ck you Jack i'm ok comes to mind, as for Parking in the whole of Pembrokeshire, PCC haven't got a clue what they are doing.
The saying f*ck you Jack i'm ok comes to mind, as for Parking in the whole of Pembrokeshire, PCC haven't got a clue what they are doing. Viewcam
  • Score: 8

5:47pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Gogledd says...

tis all going to move out of town..now TKMaxx are coming next...another nail in the coffin together with the new hotel on the roundabout, wont be much poing in going into town unless u have to sign on or go to PCC
tis all going to move out of town..now TKMaxx are coming next...another nail in the coffin together with the new hotel on the roundabout, wont be much poing in going into town unless u have to sign on or go to PCC Gogledd
  • Score: 16

8:27am Tue 5 Aug 14

Ginny nz says...

Christmas is going to be fun !!
Christmas is going to be fun !! Ginny nz
  • Score: 2

9:49am Tue 5 Aug 14

Aaargh says...

Oh great... more traffic lights... I can't wait
Oh great... more traffic lights... I can't wait Aaargh
  • Score: 5

12:55pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Andrew Lye says...

Traffic into Haverfordwest in the mornings from Johnston is QUIETER now the schools are on hols. However, its the roads during the daytime that are clogged with holidaymakers.
Local Welsh plates on cars are easily in the minority. Shame the works didnt start once the holidaymakers have gone. The recent traffic lights just outside Johnston (for the cycle path?) caused HUGE tailbacks for a few days.
Traffic into Haverfordwest in the mornings from Johnston is QUIETER now the schools are on hols. However, its the roads during the daytime that are clogged with holidaymakers. Local Welsh plates on cars are easily in the minority. Shame the works didnt start once the holidaymakers have gone. The recent traffic lights just outside Johnston (for the cycle path?) caused HUGE tailbacks for a few days. Andrew Lye
  • Score: 4

1:33pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Welshman23 says...

Who is paying for these roadworks. I hope its us ratepayers of Pembrokeshire.
Where does BPJ live I bet it's nowhere near these roadworks.
Who is paying for these roadworks. I hope its us ratepayers of Pembrokeshire. Where does BPJ live I bet it's nowhere near these roadworks. Welshman23
  • Score: -3

2:12pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Justiceforall says...

These road works could not have been planned for a worst time of the year.
Are the planners trying to wreck what's left of the Pembrokeshire tourist industry?
These road works could not have been planned for a worst time of the year. Are the planners trying to wreck what's left of the Pembrokeshire tourist industry? Justiceforall
  • Score: 9

2:20pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Bilbo101 says...

26 weeks! And I bet at 13 of those weeks you will see no work going on just cones. It is the same old story, week one the cones get laid, week 3 the heavy equipment and storage gets shipped in, weeks 6-14 work gets done and week 15 most of the work completed yet the cones will have to stay in place until week 26 when the cone company is contracted to come back and pick up them up.

This happens all the time on the A40, somebody digs a hole and sticks cones round it and puts up traffic lights and then months later another team comes and fixes a pipe and then months later the original gang comes back to fill the hole in. This problem is caused by the main contractor subcontracting a lot of the work out to multiple sub-contractors and not managing the project / contracts properly.

This work should have been done before the tourist season started, it has been in the pipeline for yonks and as soon as the holidays come they stick cones everywhere. No wonder the tourist complain so much about our roads.
26 weeks! And I bet at 13 of those weeks you will see no work going on just cones. It is the same old story, week one the cones get laid, week 3 the heavy equipment and storage gets shipped in, weeks 6-14 work gets done and week 15 most of the work completed yet the cones will have to stay in place until week 26 when the cone company is contracted to come back and pick up them up. This happens all the time on the A40, somebody digs a hole and sticks cones round it and puts up traffic lights and then months later another team comes and fixes a pipe and then months later the original gang comes back to fill the hole in. This problem is caused by the main contractor subcontracting a lot of the work out to multiple sub-contractors and not managing the project / contracts properly. This work should have been done before the tourist season started, it has been in the pipeline for yonks and as soon as the holidays come they stick cones everywhere. No wonder the tourist complain so much about our roads. Bilbo101
  • Score: 6

11:00pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Tttoommy says...

Viewcam wrote:
The saying f*ck you Jack i'm ok comes to mind, as for Parking in the whole of Pembrokeshire, PCC haven't got a clue what they are doing.
Tenby and Haverfordwests multi storey car parks are dreadful, narrow sharp corners and tiny spaces , the top floor in Tenby is dangerous with all that raised concrete things damaging bumpers & suspensions ripping bumpers off- don't go there anymore.
as for the disabled spaces? nr. shops,tourist sights,beaches and castles - of course the ticket machines are the furthest corner away from the spaces and the entrance which means that tourists with the disabled blue badges don't even think about looking at the machines as everyone gives them free parking - conspiracy? £70 is better for the coffers than 50P
[quote][p][bold]Viewcam[/bold] wrote: The saying f*ck you Jack i'm ok comes to mind, as for Parking in the whole of Pembrokeshire, PCC haven't got a clue what they are doing.[/p][/quote]Tenby and Haverfordwests multi storey car parks are dreadful, narrow sharp corners and tiny spaces , the top floor in Tenby is dangerous with all that raised concrete things damaging bumpers & suspensions ripping bumpers off- don't go there anymore. as for the disabled spaces? nr. shops,tourist sights,beaches and castles - of course the ticket machines are the furthest corner away from the spaces and the entrance which means that tourists with the disabled blue badges don't even think about looking at the machines as everyone gives them free parking - conspiracy? £70 is better for the coffers than 50P Tttoommy
  • Score: 0

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