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New Tesco entrance proposed for Ammanford

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AN AMMANFORD super-market has put forward plans to Carmarthenshire County Council that it hopes will ease congestion around its environs.

Tesco supermarket wants to alter the current access to its Ammanford store, which currently has only one entrance, to a two way entrance on the dead end road that runs east of the store. At present there is only one exit that merges with the A474 roundabout at Ffordd William Walker, as well as traffic that is served from Betws, Ammanford and Tesco’s own petrol station.

In a report put forward by Tesco agent, Tim Phillips, it is stated that at present the area is one of traffic mayhem, with long delays, queues and congestion, which is causing misery for motorists, especially during busy periods. It is also proving problematic, not just on the A474, but also for users of access routes, the Tesco store itself and the petrol station.

Mr Phillips went on to cite that within just 200 metres of the proposed development and application there had been two accidents in the last 5 years, one of which he stated was serious. He said the proposed alterations could only improve road safety and ease queuing.

The report also states how the new junction will look saying that, ‘vehicles will access the via the existing arrangement off the roundabout junction with the A474 and travel approximately 100m before turning in to the proposed entrance. Right of way will be given to vehicles travelling from the roundabout junction and in to the Tesco car park. Vehicles travelling from the south of the road must give way to all vehicles entering or exiting the car park’.