Highway changes to help with social distancing in Powys market towns

To ensure that people can safely and easily visit the county's high streets and market towns, we are putting in place some temporary measures in line with social distancing regulations.

These measures have been derived from the latest guidance from Welsh Government, and through discussions with councillors, town councils and local chambers of commerce.

The measures are for public safety and to support town centre recovery in line with the government's easing of lockdown restrictions, and in anticipation of people returning to town centres.

The majority of the changes are designed to provide increased footpath width through the reallocation of highway. Every effort has been made to maintain existing on road high street parking but inevitably some parking bays have had to be removed and relocated to a nearby Powys County Council Car Park. (For the duration of the school summer holidays, 2 hours of free parking will be provided in all Powys County Council Car Parks.)

On street disabled parking spaces and access for deliveries will be unaffected.

 

Details of work that has been undertaken or will soon be carried out can be seen below. This will be updated as the project progresses.

 

Brecon - Road closures are in place to create pedestrian only zones. The road closures are on High Street Superior, part of High Street Inferior, Lion Street, Castle Street and George Street. A small number of on street parking bays have been removed and will be relocated to the nearby car park.

 

Builth Wells - Some sections of the highway through the town centre have been reassigned for pedestrian use only. A small number of on street parking bays have been removed but disabled parking and access for deliveries are unaffected. The displaced parking will be relocated to the Groe car park.

 

Crickhowell - Several parking spaces have been removed from High Street and relocated in the Powys County Council car park. Disabled parking and access for deliveries are unaffected.

 

Hay on Wye - Details coming soon!

 

Knighton- A total of 3 parking bays on Broad Street have been reassigned for pedestrian use only. Replacement bays will be provided in the Powys County Council car park behind the Knighton Hotel. An area of highway is also coned off on Station Road, to facilitate social distancing outside the pharmacy and the dental practice.

 

Llandrindod Wells - A small number of parking bays on Middleton Street will be reassigned for pedestrian use only. Replacement bays will be established and clearly marked in the Powys County Council Middleton St car park.

 

Llanidloes - Several parking bays on Great Oak St will be reassigned for pedestrian use only. Disabled parking and access for deliveries are unaffected.

 

Newtown - Some sections of the highway on High Street and Broad Street have been reassigned for pedestrian use only. As part of this some on street parking has been adjusted or removed, with displaced parking bays relocated to Back Lane Car Park.

 

Rhayader - A footpath one-way system on the high street is in operation. During busy periods with high pedestrian volume there will be a temporary removal of up to 6 on street parking spaces, with replacement bays being provided in the Dark Lane Car Park. Disabled parking and access for deliveries are unaffected.

 

Ystradgynlais - Some sections of the highway on Commercial Street, Station Road and Heol Eglwys have been reassigned for pedestrian use only. A small number of on street parking bays have been removed but disabled parking and access for deliveries are unaffected. The displaced parking will be relocated to the nearby car park. 

 

Towns currently being reviewed:

Llanfyllin          

Presteigne

Welshpool

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