The Welsh government has announced £ 27m (€ 37.1m) funding for transport projects to support jobs and active travel.

Edina Hart, the government’s transport minister, announced the new funding while at the construction site for the Cross Hands Link Road in Carmarthenshire, in the south-west of the country.

This project received a grant of £ 450 000 (€ 619 000) to provide access to a new employment site and support 1 500 jobs.

The funding will be split, with £ 15.7m (€ 21.6m) going to more than 30 road, public transport and active travel projects, £ 5m (€ 6.9m) supporting schemes for safe walking and cycling in communities and schools, and £ 3.9m (€ 5.4m) will be used to improve safety in sites in 14 Welsh local authorities.
Finally, a further £ 2m (€ 2.8m) will be released for road safety education and training for high-risk and vulnerable groups such as children, older drivers and motorcyclists.
Original author: Lewis Macdonald