M4 Closure Impact

Council Aims to Minimise M4 Junction Closure Impact

Neath Port Talbot has developed its proposals for mitigation of the anticipated effects of the Welsh Government’s stated trial closure of eastbound off and westbound on slip roads on Junction 41 M4 Pentyla this summer.

The traffic management proposals are on display in the foyer of Port Talbot Civic Centre and can be viewed online at www.npt.gov.uk/M4. The proposed locations are on Seaway Parade at Rutherglen Roundabout, A48 between Sunnycroft and Pentyla, Tan-y-groes Street and Dan-y-Bryn Road and Ty draw Hill.

The Leader of the Council, Cllr Alun Thomas stated “I have today taken the opportunity to personally restate the Authority’s concerns with the Minister Mrs Edwina Hart and her officials regarding this trial.  I have also explained the issues and sentiment shown at the public meeting held on 11th April in St Mary’s Church, Port Talbot.  The concerns of the people of the town and businesses need to be understood and I am hopeful dialogue will continue so a better way forward can be identified.  This is, as far as I am concerned, work in progress and I am optimistic of the outcome.”