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End of Harbourway

End of the road in sight for Harbour Way development

Motorists are being advised of ongoing works and traffic management operations on the new Harbour Way link road ahead of its official opening in mid-October.

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.

Parts of the road will be restricted to one lane in both directions due to the traffic management scheme in operation 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 finish on programme later this autumn."

"Road users are thanked for their cooperation whilst this final phase of work is completed."

Further information on Harbour Way is available at: http://www.harbourwayproject.com/