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From Neath & Port Talbot Courier
Aberavon AM David Rees has welcomed the final installment of funding for Port Talbot’s multi-million-pound highway project.
This year will see the completion of Harbour Way, a three year £107 million peripheral distributor road (PDR), which aims to ease pressure on the M4.
Mr Rees said he welcomed a £7.97 million pound investment by the Welsh Government - the final installment of the cash funding.
The announcement was made by Edwina Hart AM, Minister for the Economy, Science and Transport.
The grant, from the Governments’s Transport Grant Scheme, has been awarded to conclude …
A Taibach charity with a 33 year history of helping disabled people within the County Borough has become the latest charity to be supported by the contractors building the new Harbour Way dual carriageway.
Everybody’s Gateway Club provides a youth club for disabled youngsters where they can learn to cook. play sports as well as arts and crafts.
Costain has pledged to raise £7,500 between now and the opening of the £107m road in October this year, and have already got off to a flying start with members of the site team …
Harbour Way contractors have been busy Beavers helping out the Scouts in Port Talbot.
Costain and sub contractors Tarmac have shown that they are always prepared after coming to the aid of the 11th Port Talbot (Little Warren) group to provide them with a new access path into their hut.
The group got in touch with the contractors behind the new £107m dual carriageway in the County Borough to see if they could lend a hand with a new path as their wheelchair bound Group Scout Leader, Bill Baker, was having difficulties …
Costain and South West Workways have forged a successful partnership to help 40 residents of Neath Port Talbot find sustainable jobs working on the construction of the Harbour Way link road.
Eric Doherty, Andrew Taylor and Neil Rees are just three of the people Workways and Costain have helped back into full time employment.
Workways, a Neath Port Talbot Council led employment project, is supported by the European Social Fund whilst Harbour Way is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund, through the Welsh Government.
Since being employed by Costain, the trio have …
Residents in the Margam and Taibach areas of Port Talbot are being offered a free tree for their gardens as part of a project to make the town cleaner and greener.
A community day was held at Dyffryn Upper Comprehensive School on Friday to launch the Talbot Trees project, an initiative to improve air quality and health by planting 1,100 of the trees that are most effective at removing pollutants.
At the event Council Leader Ali Thomas and David Rees AM joined councillors and local residents in rolling up their sleeves and …
The contractors behind Harbour Way, the new dual carriageway in Port Talbot have not only spent the last 12 months building the road, but also raising money for the local Special Needs Activity Centre in Taibach.
Costain chose SNAC at the beginning of the 2012 to be their Charity of the Year, setting an ambitious target of raising £10,000.
The team actually managed to surpass their expectations and raise £11,500 in the twelve months through a range of activities from a South to North Wales bike ride, a skydive, golf tournaments and …
The Harbour Way team has been working closely with Careers Wales over the past two years since starting work on the £107m dual carriage way in Port Talbot, offering school aged pupils an insight into what is needed for a career in Civil Engineering through presentations, mock interviews and work experience placements.
Following a mock interview session at Cefn Saeson Comprehensive School in Neath, 15 year old student Tom Bevan showed an interest in engineering after speaking to Costain’s Community Relations Manager, Ieuan Davies, having never previously considered that career path …
Last weekend saw the completion of the demolition of Cefn Gwrgan Bridge which has been the main entrance into the Tata Steelworks at Port Talbot for over 60 years.
The old bridge had to be demolished to make way for a new 150m long road-over-rail bridge that forms an integral part of Harbour Way, the final stage of the Port Talbot Peripheral Distributor Road currently being built by Costain on behalf of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council. The £107m project is jointly funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and the …
With work continuing at a pace on Harbour Way, many new jobs are being created and filled locally, thanks to a partnership with Neath Port Talbot Council’s Workways team.
To date, 34 people local to the County Borough have been helped back into employment through the Harbour Way project from office staff to labourers.
The Workways team have worked closely with Costain to identify job opportunities before matching suitable people to each post. The partnership approach has been a success and this will be a major factor for the ongoing recruitment plans. …
Work on Harbour Way has reached another significant milestone with the completion of the new main entrance to Tata Steelworks.
A temporary access road has been constructed over Cefn Gwrgan Bridge, allowing vehicles entering the steelworks onto a section of the newly completed dual carriageway through land previously owned by Tata, meaning all employees and visitors will now use the new main entrance, which has been built as part of the scheme.
The construction of the new distributor road for Port Talbot is progressing well, with the project on course for completion …