The speed limit on a notoriously dangerous stretch of road is to be cut following a lengthy campaign over safety.

The current speed limit between Pant and Llanymynech is 40mph but that is due to change in the upcoming months to 30mph, National Highways has confirmed.

A spokesman for the Government Agency said: “We are looking to reduce the speed limit between Pant and Llanymynech to 30mph in the coming months and are currently undertaking the necessary processes to make that change.”


This change comes after a petition was launched by North Shropshire MP, Helen Morgan, where she proposed a lower speed limit to improve road safety in the area.

The MP is also calling for changes to make nearby Llynclys Crossroads safer and is awaiting the results of a National Highways study into the crash-prone junction.

Prime Minster Rishi Sunak has also told the House of Commons that a long-awaited bypass on the Powys-Shropshire border will also be in its next round of investments in the UK's roads.

During the Conservative party conference in Manchester last October Mr Sunak said: “We also are continuing to develop the Pant and Llanymynech Bypass Scheme in our next round of the road investment plans.”

Speaking in late 2022, Ms Morgan said: "The case for building the bypass is clear – it would save lives and protect two beautiful villages.

“Ordinarily I would prefer investment to go on public transport and reducing the number of cars on the road but in this case the safety justification for a bypass is irrefutable.

“All of us who drive along the A483 know how dangerous it is. It is far too narrow and far too close to thousands of people’s homes for such a major road."