Award nomination for road scheme

A new £2.4m road scheme in Ceredigion, mid Wales, has been put up for a prestigious engineering award.

The A486 improvement road between Llain and Synod Inn has been shortlisted for the illustrious Wales Project Awards 2017.

Nominated along with nine other projects across Wales by the Institution of Civil Engineers Wales Cymru, the organisation celebrates feats of civil engineering by recognising schemes for their high standards of concept, planning and design, contract management and construction.

The Llain to Synod Inn scheme is one of five to have been nominated for the Roy Edwards Award - specifically for projects that cost under £3 million.

Carried out in stages since 2006, improvements to the A486 Ceredigion Link Road have led to a whole host of improvements to roads - totalling in excess of 11.5km - along the route that links Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire and the M4 corridor.

Jointly funded by the Welsh Government Local Transport Fund and Ceredigion County Council; the multi-million A486 Llain to Synod Inn Improvement Scheme finalises works to a crucial stretch of the Ceredigion Link Road.

Approximately 1.4km of highway realignment was constructed to meet the latest design standards, incorporating a footway/cyclepath and a 7.3m-wide single carriageway.

The link road is already benefitting communities by providing improved and safer links for business, agriculture, commuters and tourists; as well as helping to boost the local economy.

Director of ICE Wales Cymru, Keith Jones, said: "I am pleased to see such a wide range of projects representing the breadth of civil engineering on the shortlist for this year’s awards.”