WORK to install two new toucan crossings on the A470 is underway.

Work to make 'active travel' changes started in January on Marl Lane and A470.

New paths and kerbs on the A470 have been installed and on Marl Drive, work has started on a shared use path, new kerbs, and crossing points.

A spokesperson for Conwy County Borough Council said: "Work is continuing on this active travel route. Our contractor has installed the new path and kerbs on the A470 and is now working on two new toucan crossings.

"At Marl Drive, work has begun on installing the shared use path, new kerbs, and crossing points. Our contractors are also building 400m of new path through the woodland section.

"Before the project is complete, there will be landscaping work to be done, and the A470 section between the two roundabouts will be resurfaced and new road markings added.

"We expect the route to be completed in May."

The work all ties in to 'new links' for the cyclists and and pedestrians.

Earlier this year, the council said: "We’ve received Welsh Government funding to improve the route for pedestrians and cyclists on Marl Lane running alongside the A470 and linking to Narrow Lane. 


"We will be constructing new links for the cycle and pedestrian route along Marl Lane, the A470 and Narrow Lane. These will link to the Nant Y Glyn area and create two new toucan crossing points over the A470. The work will also include new street lighting."

The work includes:

  • Widened pavements and shared use paths
  • A controlled shared use crossing on the A470 near Marl Lane roundabout
  • New shared use path along A470 connecting into Nant y Glyn
  • New controlled shared use crossing on the A470 near Narrow Lane roundabout
  • New controlled shared use crossing on Pentywyn Road
  • Extra crossing places for pedestrians along the route

The council said the upgrades will cuts down "unnecessary traffic" and help families get about "safely and sustainably."