WORK to improve the safety of Capel Hendre square for pedestrians and motorists is coming to a conclusion.

County councillor Carl Harris has welcomed the news, which he believes is good news for everyone in Capel Hendre.

Councillor Harris, and the late Councillor Alun Davies, campaigned for the improvements following calls from residents about the safety of the square.

Shortly after last year’s council elections it was announced that funding had been secured, and the work is now approaching its end.

The improvements include three pedestrian crossings on Saron Road, Waterloo Road and Hendre Road.

A 4-way intelligent traffic signals system which will respond to increases in traffic flow, adapting the green light timing in response to traffic volumes and allow the prompt movement of vehicles through the square will also be included.

There will be extra accommodation works to assist residents in entering and exiting their properties to ensure free flow of traffic. including the installation of additional speed humps on Hendre Road and Waterloo Road to reduce the speed of traffic along the road.

The roads around the square will also be resurfaced.

Plaid Cymru County Councillor for Saron Ward, Carl Harris said: “After years of waiting for something to be done on the square I’m very proud that we will have delivered a major investment to improve the safety of the area.

“Over the past few months I’ve really got to know a number of residents as we’ve kept in touch about the specifics of work. I want to personally thank residents for their tremendous patience and understanding whilst the work has been ongoing. I know it hasn’t been easy to put up with the disruption.

“Like all of the residents, I am looking forward to seeing the back of the temporary lights and roadworks.

“I wish my late friend and colleague Alun Davies was with us to see the works completed. He worked tirelessly to champion the safety of the community, and was campaigning long before my election last year. I hope we’ve done him proud.”

Cllr Harris said his attention will now shift to the footpath around the bend at the cemetery on Dyffryn Road.