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Kenfig Industrial Estate

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 economy.

"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 safety."