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Swansea Road Active Travel improvements

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  • 21 Jun 2023
Swansea Road Active Travel improvements

The Council is planning to improve pedestrian and cycling links along Swansea Road for the benefit of residents and visitors, as part of its Welsh Government-funded Active Travel programme.

The work will include a widened footpath of 3m along the length of Swansea Road and the provision of three signal-controlled crossings to create a safer environment and connect the communities currently cut off by the highway.

All junctions off Swansea Road will be realigned to form narrower junctions and raised crossing points will be added.

A 3m wide cyclists’ and pedestrians’ shared-use footpath will be created along the length of Swansea Road from the Trago Mills Roundabout to Heol Corn Du.

The new signal-controlled crossings will be on Swansea Road near the Pen y Dyffryn junction, the Winchfawr Junction, and Heol Tai Mawr and Swansea Road, south of the Winchfawr junction.

Bus stops along the route will be relocated from laybys and moved to the carriageway, with the laybys reallocated as pedestrian footways.

Work is due to begin in July and expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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