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Transport minister sees HGV problems.

Byline: DAVID POWELL

DEPUTY First Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones AM yesterday visited Llanrwst to see for himself the problems caused by heavy traffic using the main A470 road through the town.

The Plaid Cymru AM, who is also Transport Minister, met Mayor of Llanrwst Coun Pat Rowley, Llanrwst Town Coun Huw Prys-Jones and Conwy County Coun Si--n Lloyd-Jones in Llanrwst Town Square.

Llanrwst Town Council is campaigning to safeguard pedestrians and buildings from heavy traffic particularly HGVs.

There have been a number of incidents where buildings have been damaged and pedestrians been in danger as large vehicles have accidentally or otherwise mounted the narrow pavements alongside the main road as they to negotiate the very tight bends.

Aberconwy AM Gareth Jones had met councillors and invited the Transport Minister sees the problems.

Llanrwst Town Council traffic and parking committee chairman Coun Christine Humphreys said it was a 'positive' meeting.

She said: "HGVs are often mounting pavements in narrow streets and it can be very difficult if two HGVs want to pass each other. We asked the minister to consider putting barriers on some corners, and signs (deterring lorries) on Glan Conwy corner and at Waterloo Bridge in Betws y Coed."

Aberconwy AM Gareth Jones said it was 'vital' that the Transport Minister sees for himself the need for urgent action. "The situation is critical and I am extremely concerned that a serious accident can occur at any minute," he said.
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Date:Jul 11, 2009
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