A project is underway to replace the highway lighting and improve active travel connectivity between the promenade and the harbour in Aberystwyth.

This comes following the funding received by Ceredigion County Council from the UK Government Levelling Up initiative.

The current Street Lighting equipment along the promenade in Aberystwyth is nearing the end of its operational life and the latest condition reports have confirmed that the complete system will need to be replaced.

To minimise disruption during the busiest times of the year, the Council will proceed with the works during the coming months.

The works will be phased starting along Victoria Terrace and Marine Terrace to install new electrical supplies, cabling and columns. This will also involve transferring the temporary LED lanterns to the new supplies to maintain the lighting provision along the promenade.

Councillor Keith Henson, Cabinet Member for Highways and Environmental Services and Carbon Management, said: “I am pleased that investment has been secured for the replacement of the Street Lighting along the promenade in Aberystwyth, this is another example of the investment that the County Council is putting into Aberystwyth. The scheme further progresses the Council’s efforts to become a Net Carbon Zero county with the use of LED lanterns.”

The design of the lanterns that will eventually be installed will be subject to stakeholder consultation alongside the other active travel options that are currently being designed by officers.

Works will not take place over Easter Holidays and Bank holidays during the construction period, and it’s expected to continue until 23 June 2023.

The contractor will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum. However, we would like to take this opportunity to apologise in advance for any disruption or inconvenience this work may cause.