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walesonline.co.uk 14 Sep, 2021 15:30 am

Controversial plan which closed off one of Carmarthen's main streets to traffic will be scrapped within days

Controversial plan which closed off one of Carmarthen's main streets to traffic will be scrapped within days
Carmarthenshire Council put in place a number of changes during the pandemic, and while some of them will remain in place, the most contentious one - to pedestrianise King Street in Carmarthen - will not

From next Monday (September 20) King Street, along with Cowell Street in Llanelli, which itself was the subject of changes brought in last summer, will reopen to traffic.Cowell Street and John Street parking arrangements in Llanelli will also return to those arrangements in place prior to Covid.Read more: Man seriously injured in alleged early-hours attack in Carmarthen town centre Those plans ultimately failed to materialise, but in the summer of 2020, as Carmarthen and the rest of the country were thrust into a Covid-19 age which brought with it the need for social distancing and other retail restrictions, King Street was finally closed off to vehicles for the majority of the working day.Since early August last year, no vehicles, including those delivering to businesses, have been allowed to travel down King Street between the hours of 10am and 4pm, every day of the week, including on weekends.

p Show me A controversial plan which saw one of the main streets in a Welsh town centre being pedestrianised is to be scrapped, meaning that vehicles will once again be able to travel along it at all times of the day.The 'access only' traffic order in place in Carmarthen's Water Street will become permanent, along with 20mph speed limits at different locations which were introduced to support town centre safety and air quality.

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