Work begins on the Haverfordwest public transport interchange project
Pembrokeshire County Council is pleased to announce the start of improvement works in Bridgend Square, Haverfordwest as part of the wider construction of the Haverfordwest transport interchange scheme.
Evan Pritchard Contractors Limited will progress a package of engineering works to the existing Bridgend Square car park.
This includes realigning curbs, relocating bus shelters and signage information, installing railroad crossings and sidewalks, and relocating existing lighting and CCTV assets.
This work is required to set up a temporary bus station which will serve as the main bus station after the dismantling of the current facility on the existing multi-storey car park (subject to planning approvals).
The temporary installation will be accessible by bus via a new access from the A487.
The Route de Perrot car park will not be affected by the works, with access maintained throughout. Disruptions will be kept to a strict minimum.
The existing Bridgend Square car park will be closed from Sunday March 13, with work mobilizing from Monday March 14.
This car park will remain closed until further notice, however, there are plans to close it for up to two years.
The works prepare for the development of an improved multi-storey car park in the heart of Haverfordwest, transforming the facility into a modern, future-proof public transport interchange.
These designs include a much more welcoming and improved environment, public toilets and changing rooms, improved pedestrian and cycle facilities, a more efficient and integrated bus station and the construction of a new modern multi-storey car park to serve the city center .
Work is expected to begin on the main infrastructure upgrade in May this year, subject to planning approvals.
Haverfordwest’s public transport interchange plans are set to be presented to the county planning committee on the 16thand March 2022.
The design and construction of the Haverfordwest transport interchange project is funded by the Welsh Government’s Local Transport Fund.
Cllr Paul Miller, Cabinet Member for Economics, Recreation and Tourism and Cllr Phil Baker, Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, praised the enabling work and forward planning involved.
They said: “The Haverfordwest public transport interchange is a major project which, subject to planning, has the potential to create a modern, integrated facility which provides an impressive gateway into the heart of the county town.
“We plan to create a seamless journey and a clear transition for passengers using the transport facilities, encouraging people to get off and explore the city center and linking to the Council’s other ambitious plans for Haverfordwest.
“It is fitting that we are now starting to put measures in place to allow bus services to continue as the project progresses.
“We continue to look at ways to free up additional parking spaces in Haverfordwest to mitigate the loss of multi-storey parking spaces as we develop the project.
“We will continue to communicate clearly with the public as we move forward with this exciting project.”
Local County Councilor Cllr Thomas Tudor added: “I am pleased that this project is progressing and developing now.
“The placement of the temporary bus stop is important as we work through the demolition and construction phases of the public transport interchange project, subject to planning.
“I thank residents and businesses for their patience and understanding as we work to create this new and improved facility for the county town.”