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Work starts on resurfacing Gower's rural roads

Some rural roads on Gower are being resurfaced to prolong their life span.

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Swansea Council is carrying out a highway maintenance programme that will help prevent routes from cracking or developing potholes.

Starting today (Friday) work will be carried out in the ILston, Lunnon, Burry Green, Scurlage and Llangennith areas over the coming week.

In total around 92,000 square metres will be tackled.

There may be short-term diversions while the work is carried out but every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum.

Letters have been delivered to inform residents about what is happening.

People are being asked to help the process run smoothly by following signs and instructions from site operatives.

Stuart Davies, Swansea Council's Head of Highways and Transportation, said: "The technique we are going to use is called 'surface dressing' which has been tried, tested and improved over many years.

"It is fast, efficient and the most environmentally friendly way to maintain roads. Initially after the work is carried out it is possible there may be some loose stone chippings on the surface so we would ask motorists to take extra care.

"But once complete the new surface along these routes will help prolong the life of the roads and make them safer for motorists."

Other routes that have been treated in the last year include the A484 between Cadle roundabout and Loughor and the A4067 from Pontardawe county boundary through to Liberty Stadium.

Shortly the council's PATCH road repair crews start their annual eight-month tour of all city wards to carry-out minor road repairs.

Have a look at www.swansea.gov.uk/patch to see when the team is in your neck of the woods or you can visit www.swansea.gov.uk/highwayproblems to report road damage or call 0800 132081.


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