TYCROES residents will soon be able to walk safely on a dangerous road as work on a new pavement gets underway.

After decades of campaigning led by residents with the support of Labour County Councillor Tina Higgins, the long-awaited pavement on Tycroes Road is finally under construction.

The pavement will make it safer for pedestrians to walk from lower Tycroes to the centre of the village, benefitting children walking to school or parks, and residents who want to access the shops on Ammanford Road.

Praising the success of the campaign, Cllr Higgins said: "I would like to thank those residents that agreed to give up some of their land for the benefit of everyone in the village.

"The scheme has been funded from developer contributions that Tycroes councillors secured from planning applications in Parc Gwernen, and made affordable by the generosity of residents who have given up some of their frontage for pavement space.

"There are still discussions ongoing for some final details but we can see the vast majority if the pavement is already under construction".

Cllr Higgins added: "My first act as a Councillor in 2017 was to request this project was done and I’m very glad to see it finally underway.

"I handed a petition into the County almost immediately after the last election and I've been liaising with residents and engineers ever since.

"Together with some of the families along the road who really wanted to see this happen, we kept the ball rolling. I hope we can really celebrate when it's finished and safety concerns are addressed once and for all".