Spring Opening for Morfa Road Link

Road will let traffic bypass Hafod

The finishing touches are being put to a £5 million pound transport route near Swansea city centre.

Swansea Council is nearing the end of the final phase of the Morfa Distributor Road which stretches for 1.7km from the Liberty Stadium, alongside the River Tawe, into the city centre. 

The route has been developed to provide direct transport links to a number of development sites along the Tawe corridor and to relieve congestion on nearby Neath Road.

Since the road construction began, new residential development has been completed and Hitachi Rail is also siting its depot nearby as part of the rail electrification plans.

The multi million pound transport scheme has been funded by a series of Welsh Government transport grants and the funding received in 2016 has meant the Council is able to complete the development a year ahead of schedule.

Once open, the Council hopes the route will lead to improved air quality levels in Hafod for thousands of residents.

Some of the funding has also been used to preserve some of the historical features along the route associated with the Hafod Copperworks and includes the complete restoration of a nearby kiln. 

Further work could include the restoration of a disused canal bridge at the copperworks site. 

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