Press Release

Funding boost for improvements to Neath Port Talbot’s road network

05 February 2018

Road users in Neath Port Talbot will benefit from improvements on four key routes following additional funding of £1.12m to improve roads.

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Thanks to a highway refurbishment grant from the Welsh Government, Neath Port Talbot Council will be starting a programme of surfacing works to sections of the B4242 Aberdulais to Glynneath, the A474 at Cwmgors, A483 Fabian Way and the A48 Margam.

Work will start on the B4242 Aberdulais to Glynneath next week, with further work on the other routes to be programmed later this year alongside the annual Council funded programme.

The funding follows previous assistance by Welsh Government which has proved successful at helping to improve the highway network.

The provision of this grant has enabled the Council to undertake an additional programme of improvements on the main road network.  The works, carried out on a priority basis, will address significant pot holing, rutting, and profiling problems, declining skidding resistance and areas of structural failure, and assist with road preservation.

Councillor Ted Latham, Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Engineering said: “We’re delighted to have secured the funding from the Welsh Government which will enable us to further improve the county borough’s road network for the benefit of residents, visitors and businesses.

“I’d like to thank the Welsh Government for this extra support at a time when we are all struggling to financially make ends meet”.

 

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