WORK to bring a pedestrian crossing and a new 20mph speed limit to Buttrills Road has begun.

Since his election in 2012, ward Councillor Ian Johnson has campaigned for road safety improvements on the street, including an improved pedestrian crossing to allow children to cross the busy road safely.

There have been two car crash incidents on Buttrills Road in the past five years from car drivers speeding on the hill and losing control of the vehicle, so the road is being made a 20mph zone to prevent further accidents.

The improvements were given a Safe Routes in Communities grant from the Welsh Government earlier this year, following a safety plan put together by Ysgol Sant Curig, and work has been taking place across the Summer holidays.

Plaid Cymru councillor Ian Johnson said: “I am pleased that these improvements are now being put in place on Buttrills Road so that parents and children will be able to cross safely on Buttrills Road in the new term, knowing that cars will be going slower than before.

“I would like to thank Ysgol Sant Curig and their parents for the hard work in collecting data and writing their school safety plan, the Vale of Glamorgan Council for pursuing the grant application and the Welsh Government for providing the funding at the second time of asking.”