At least two Powys towns are set to benefit from a share of £4.6 million from the Welsh Government to improve public transport and encourage economic growth, it has been announced today (Saturday, April 20).

The Welsh Government said the "substantial support" is designed to help local authorities in mid Wales, including Powys County Council, to improve transport in their area, includes funding for Active Travel and Safe Routes, road safety, EV charging facilities, road resilience, local transport and unadopted roads.  

The £4.6m will see projects developed such as the second phase of a shared use path along Severn Road path to Welshpool town centre and support to improve route safety in Llanidloes.

Elsewhere, in Ceredigion, some of the money will go towards funding for the Rhiwgoch footway link to Aberaeron.


Cabinet Secretary for North Wales and Transport, Ken Skates said: “These grants are a substantial investment to support sustainable local economic growth, enhance public transport facilities and create and improve routes that will enable and encourage more people in Wales to walk, wheel and cycle. 

“The projects are prime examples of the practical solutions we have asked local authorities to design in order to make it easier for residents to connect with their places of employment and businesses, and to do so more sustainably.” 

The Welsh Government added that this funding also builds on allocations which have been made to different phases of some projects in previous years.