Improved access on way for Kenfig Industrial Estate
Motorists will be able to access Kenfig Industrial Estate via a
new route from Monday (Nov 5) following the completion of a project
to improve access to the site.
Thanks to a Regional Transport Consortium grant from the Welsh
Government, Neath Port Talbot Council has been able to provide full
access to the estate from junction 38 of the M4.
The carriageway has been lowered by 1.2m to increase the
headroom under the railway bridge and allow HGVs to pass
through. Retaining walls have been built either side of the
road to support the existing ground where the road is
lowered. Site clearance works have been completed and
telephone, gas, water and electricity services were diverted.
A pumped foul sewer was also lowered.
Neath Port Talbot Council leader Ali Thomas said providing
access to the industrial estate from the east and west will help to
attract further investment into the estate and increase employment
opportunities, as well as offering opportunities for existing
businesses to expand.
Council Leader Ali Thomas said: "The regeneration of the
industrial estate is part of the economic development plan for
Neath Port Talbot and this investment through the Regional
Transport Plan programme will help give a boost to our local
"Residents in North Cornelly will also benefit directly from
this work as a result of the reduction in the number of heavy
vehicles passing through the village, helping to improve road