Penarth's Dingle Park partly closed as cycleway and footpath work continues
12:10pm Saturday 19th January 2013 in News
WORK is to start on a ramp to complete the cycleway and footpath in Dingle Park, Penarth. Construction will start on Monday, January 21, and the upper end of the park will be closed from then until completion of the work, which is expected in March (dependent on weather conditions).
The Vale Council started work on the path at the end of 2010-11 with funding from the Welsh Government via Sewta. Further grant aid was given in 2011-12 to extend the park cycleway, but it was insufficient to deal with the steep section.
A Vale Council statement said: "It is hoped that the proposed ramped section will aid access through the park for cyclists as well as use of the park itself by local residents.
"The project is part of a wider scheme of cycleways in Penarth linked to the Pont y Werin, which opened in July 2010 over the River Ely. "Additional funding was secured from the Welsh Government so that a number of links between the bridge and Penarth, Cogan and Llandough could be built and this project is just one element of that work.
"In the longer term, a new bridge at Dingle Road station is proposed using funds raised from the Penarth Heights housing project," the statement added.
"This project will also entail further work to improve access through the park to the proposed new bridge. If given the go-ahead, this project is expected to take another two to three years."