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Railway Crossing to Close Temporarily

23 June 2011

The railway level crossing in Port Talbot town centre is being closed temporarily to traffic next month (11th July)

This is to enable Contractors Costain to undertake the next phase of the construction of Harbour Way, the final link of the peripheral distributor road through Port Talbot.

 The work is expected to last around twelve months.

 The level crossing is located on Oakwood Road which will be closed from its Talbot Road junction (next to the Red Lion) to the junction with Cramic Way (in front of the old Magistrates Court)

The alternative route for vehicles is via the A48 taking a circular route through the town and back onto the A4241 and Dock Road East.

 This route will operate in a reverse direction as well.

 Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times at the level crossing.

 Head of Engineering and Transport at Neath Port Talbot Council, Dave Griffiths, said, “This closure is necessary for the next phase of works to begin and we ask residents and businesses to bear with us during this time.

“Once complete, Harbour Way will make a huge difference to the flow of traffic.

“This strategic road improvement will link some key employment sites and will open up development potential along the waterfront area.

“As well as being an attractive gateway to Port Talbot, it will kickstart the Council’s ambitious regeneration plans for other developments such as Aberavon Seafront and Port Talbot Parkway station.”

PROJECT TEAM UPDATE

Please note that the level crossing will remain operational and it is just the road that is being closed.

Access for pedestrians, cyclists and wheelchair users will be maintained throughout the works

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