A475 road

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A475 road
Route information
Length: 18.9 mi (30.4 km)
Major junctions
East end: Lampeter
  A482 A482 road
A485 A485 road
A486 A486 road
A484 A484 road
West end: Newcastle Emlyn
Road network

The A475 is a road in west Wales linking the town centres of Lampeter, Ceredigion and Newcastle Emlyn, Carmarthenshire, a total of 19 miles (31 km).

Route[edit]

The A475 leaves Lampeter southwestwards from a junction with the A482 and passes through the hamlet of Pentre-Bach and the village of Llanwnnen, where it is crossed by the B4337 Llanrhystud to Edwinsford road. It passes through the villages of Dre-Fach and Cwmsychbant, then is crossed by the B4459 Talgarreg to Pencader road. The road continues to Pren-Gwyn and a junction with the B4476 road to Landysul. At Horeb the A475 is crossed by the A486 New Quay to Saron road. The road passes through Penrhywllan, Aber-banc and Llandyfriog, and reaches Newcastle Emlyn town centre after a roundabout junction with the B4571 and B4333 roads. After crossing the River Teifi into Carmarthenshire the road ends at a junction with the A484 in Water Street.

History[edit]

The original route designated A475 in 1923 ran from Swansea to Carmarthen.[1] When this route was renumbered in 1935, the designation was given to the Lampeter to Newcastle Emlyn route.[2]

Hazards and Incidents[edit]

On 11 September 2001 a council lorry collided with a school bus near the Horeb crossroads. A number of children and three adults were treated for shock and minor injury, but no one was seriously injured.[3] In the same year a young couple died when their car left the road near Lampeter.[4] A review of speed limits was called for in 2013 following an accident on the road, which was referred to by a local driver as "a death trap".[5] The A475 was classed by the Road Safety Foundation in 2011 as a Low-medium risk road;[6] the classification was increased in 2014 as Medium risk.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SABRE A475 (Swansea - Carmarthen)". Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "SABRE A475". Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "Pupils hurt in school bus crash". BBC Wales. 11 September 2001. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Two die in car followed by police patrol". Daily Mail. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Speed limit review calls". Cambrian News. 2 October 2013. Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "Road Safety Foundation 2007-2011" (PDF). Retrieved 19 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "Road Safety Foundation 2014" (PDF). Retrieved 18 March 2015. 

Coordinates: 52°05′16″N 4°15′45″W / 52.08776°N 4.26244°W / 52.08776; -4.26244