Another Milestone for Harbour Way

14 December 2011

As the first year of work on the Harbour Way distributor road comes to completion, Neath Port Talbot Council and subcontractors Costain are celebrating reaching another milestone on the three year project.

l-r Project Manager Rhys Griffith, Council Leader Ali Thomas and Director of Environment John Flower

Councillor Alun Thomas

The first of 84 concrete beams have been installed to form the deck of a new 150m tunnel over the town's main railway lines, which is part of the £107m project funded by the European Regional Development Fund and the Welsh Government.

The 40m long beams are being installed every Saturday night until the end of the year, with the first put in place on Saturday 26th November.

John Skentelberry, Project manager for Costain said, "It has been a fast, but very productive first year. The work carried out across the railway lines form an integral part to the scheme. To ensure rail services are unaffected by our works, all overhead and track work is completed overnight."

Leader of Neath Port Talbot Council, Ali Thomas said, "The progress in the first twelve months is testament to the efforts of the Costain and Neath Port Talbot team on site. Our challenge is to ensure that we maximise the regeneration opportunities this major infrastructure investment attracts for the benefit of the whole of Neath Port Talbot."

To see the full progress of the project visit the gallery on the official Harbour Way website - www.harbourwayproject.com

The team responsible for installing the beams with the Leader and Director l-r (top) Ali Thomas, John Flower, Dave Morris (Costain), Rob Gordon (ARUP), Rhys Griffith (bottom) Terry Wright (Costain), Haydn Roberts (Costain) and Andrew Davies (Costain)

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