Neath Port Talbot Council is planning a £185,000 programme of road safety works on the A474 road from Cwmgors to Pontardawe.

Among the planned changes on the road will be a proposed reduction of the national speed limit to 40mph, subject to a 21 day statutory consultation process.

The project, due to start later this year, will also see the introduction of a “Dragon’s Teeth” traffic calming entry feature into Cwmgors where there will also be new village entry signs.

The Dragon’s Teeth are triangular white roadside markings which give the impression of road narrowing.

The Council will also put in place new road studs and road markings in the area.

Other safety installations will involve the creation of “Araf / Slow” road markings, edge of carriageway markings and proposed bend warning signs plus anti-skid surfacing being placed on the bends themselves.

There will also be an upgrade to existing signage on the approach to the hill along the road with proposed red textured surfacing within central hatching on approaches to junctions plus a proposed pedestrian refuge (disabled crossing).

It is also proposed to install anti-skid surfaces on approaches to traffic signals at Pontardawe Cross.

The Council secured funding of £185,000 from the Welsh Government’s Highways and Transport Fund 2019/20 (Road Safety Capital) for the project.

Neath Port Talbot Council’s Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Engineering, Cllr Ted Latham, said: “We’re pleased to be able to announce this programme of works including new signs, traffic calming measures and anti-skid surfacing which will make the area safer.”