Easter Weekend traffic and travel - Barry Island

22 March 2016

With Barry Island expected to be very busy this Easter weekend the Vale of Glamorgan Council has taken steps to ensure that the main access road to the resort, the Causeway, is fully open. 

The temporary traffic lights in place at the Cosy Corner junction have been removed, while the Council has sought assurance from Dwr Cymru that utility improvements currently underway on the Causeway will be completed and the temporary traffic signals removed ahead of the bank holiday weekend. 


This means that although the Vale of Glamorgan Council is still making improvements to the road there will be no roadworks taking place during Easter weekend and the Causeway will be fully open. 


For those that live locally the improved Causeway footpath, although not yet completely finished, will open for the first time and provide an alternative to driving to the Island. Cyclists can access Barry Island via the Causeway and there are a number of locations to lock bicycles near to the seafront.


Visitors are reminded that on street parking is restricted to a maximum of two hours and there will be Civil Parking Enforcement Officers on patrol to enforce this. However, both Barry Island car parks will be open across the Easter bank holiday weekend. Together these car parks provide spaces for 1600 cars. 


There are also a range of public transport options for travel to the resort as well as a park and ride service in operation from the Barry Docks train station and adjacent car park.

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