Option No. 3 retains the health centre, limiting the opportunity for improvements to be made to the fire station access road and access to the library. The existing bridge structures over the railway on Maesteg Road would be removed allowing for an uncontrolled crossing point at the same level adjacent to the roundabout, in order to maintain the Afan Valley cycle way link.
This option would provide enhanced improvements compared to options No.1 and No.2 in relation to Maesteg Road, Fire Station access and Albion Bend.
The main road realignment would provide for a roundabout instead of a T-junction. This would improve traffic flow and would take the main road traffic away from the properties on Station Road, where residents could benefit from reduced noise and vehicle emissions. Station Road at this point would become a one-way street in the up-valley direction allowing for some on-street parking.
Subject to community feedback, this option would provide an opportunity to close Station Road to through traffic, but would require the acquisition of land to create a turning head.