Cyclists and walkers celebrate the re-opening of Splash Point

July 04, 2020

Flood protection work has now been completed on the Promenade in Old Colwyn says Conwy County Borough Council.

The work brings big benefits at Splash Point protecting the road along with investment in an improved Active Travel route for cyclists and pedestrians. The promenade is open and fully accessible.

Along with this there has been improved parking including disabled parking, improved beach access ramp, bicycle parking and repair station, a priority crossing for active travel users.

In the weeks to come the council will continue installing lampposts, beacons, benches and bins.

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK was tasked with the project and the key objectives was to encourage increased physical activity while also protecting the infrastructure from being damaged or lost to coastal erosion.

A team of 15 set to work improving a section of the existing cycle path and footway around the promenade as well as undertaking coastal defence works at Splash Point by constructing a rock revetment.

The project, funded through a £1.65m Active Travel grant from Welsh Government has made the Old Colwyn end of the Promenade more user friendly to cyclists and pedestrians alike.