Monmouthshire County Council will hold a public exhibition to provide an update on its proposed shared-use Llanfoist to Abergavenny footbridge over the River Usk and display how the project has developed following last year’s public consultation.

The exhibition will take place in Llanfoist Village Hall in Church Lane on Monday 8th January from 11.30am to 6.30pm and it will give the community an opportunity to discuss proposals with representatives from the council’s highways team, civil engineers WSP and Knight Architects.

WSP and Knight Architects are working with the council to develop a new and safer cycling and walking route from Llanfoist Post Office to Abergavenny Town Hall.  The current footway link reaches a pinch point over the bridge crossing the River Usk linking Abergavenny with Llanfoist which discourages use.

The planning application will be submitted to the council at the end of January and it is anticipated that construction will start in the spring or summer next year (2018).  Residents will be able to provide comments during the statutory period of consultation after the application is submitted.

Monmouthshire’s cabinet member for county operations Councillor Bryan Jones said: “I welcome the notion of this proposed footbridge as it will form an improved, safer and more pleasant link for cyclists and pedestrians between the two communities.”