End of the road in sight for Harbour Way development
Following handover of the carriageway from contractors Costain to Neath Port Talbot Council, all sections of the road are now accessible; however road users are advised to proceed carefully as work continues on the remaining phase of the £107 million ERDF and Welsh Government-funded project.
Use of the road will be restricted due to the traffic management scheme in operation along several sections to facilitate the final stage of works.
The latest phase has seen the Tata main access at Cefn Gwrgan road close, with M4 traffic now able to access Harbour Way directly from the Tyn-y-Caeau roundabout on the A48. This means that significant numbers of industrial vehicles will no longer need to enter residential areas of Margam.
The largest transport project in Wales, the finished route will provide an important regional link to Port Talbot docks and improve access to development sites within the Council’s Harbourside masterplan.
The official opening of the road is scheduled for October following completion of all associated works.
Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council, Cllr Ali Thomas said: “The Harbour Way project is a major infrastructure development that, once completed, will bring substantial economic benefits to the county borough.”
“Collaborative working between Neath Port Talbot Council and Costain has meant that the project is set to conclude on schedule later this autumn.”
“Whilst now accessible the route will remain subject to ongoing works until officially opened and road users are thanked for their cooperation and understanding during this time.”
Further information on Harbour Way is available at: www.harbourwayproject.com