Thursday, December 23, 2004


£110m bypass to transform traffic congestion in Port Talbot

A new dual carriageway bypass costing £110 m will be built in Port Talbot by 2010.

The new road will reduce the level of heavy traffic and pollution along the A48 and comes as a result of the partnership between Labour run Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council and the Welsh Assembly.

The "Peripheral Distributor Road" will run from Sunnycroft roundabout in Baglan to Jct 38 of the M4 in Margam.

The work will be done in three stages and will have major implications for the Aberavon Ward over the next few years:-

Stage 1C has already begun and will create a new dual carriageway between the Afan Way and Heilbron Way roundabouts.

Stage 1B will begin in early 2006 and will convert Afan Way into a dual carriageway.

The final stage will see a road built from the Afan Way roundabout, alongside the railway line all the way to Jct 38 in Margam.

The new road will also help to unlock industrial land in the docks area for further development and will act as a catalyst in attracting new jobs and investment into Port Talbot.

This is a clear example of how Labour in local and national government are working together to deliver radical change and increasing prosperity for the people of Port Talbot.

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