Barry Island trials new road measures this Easter


Published 30 March 2015


This Easter, the Vale Council’s Highways department is trialling new traffic management arrangements at Barry Island.


The arrangements will see new road markings and signage at the eastern end of Harbour Road indicating a change in lane priorities. As motorists approach the roundabout there will be a dedicated left turn lane toward the Harbour Road car park, with no right turn into Paget Road.


Part of Paget Road will then be closed between the junction with Station Approach Road and Friars Road to prevent a right turn at the roundabout.


It is hoped these arrangements will help ease traffic congestion over the Bank Holiday period, with many visitors expected following the news that the Barry Island Pleasure Park is set to be open for the Easter weekend.


Operational Manager for Highways, Michael Clogg, said: “We’re hoping for a bumper Easter weekend this year with the promenade redevelopment open and the Pleasure Park hopefully up and running, so we want to make it as easy as possible for people to visit.


“With plenty of parking on offer at Nell’s Point and Harbour Road, and these new traffic management arrangements making it easier to get in and out of Barry, we’re hoping to see plenty of people out enjoying themselves.”


The Highways department will closely monitor these arrangements over the Bank Holiday weekend and future weekends. If it proves to be of help to residents, visitors and traders in easing congestion, the trial will be extended through the summer.