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Resurfacing works planned for Swansea roads

More roads in Swansea are set for resurfacing works to help give them a new lease of life.

Road Resurfacing

Swansea Council is bringing contractors back on board with a number of highway improvement schemes after a halt was put on many due to the coronavirus restrictions.

Resurfacing work will be completed on A483 (from Junction 47 M4 to Home Farm Way); Hermon Lane/Caban Issac Road - Penclawdd; Cwmbach Road and Llannant Road - Gorseinon.

All the routes will be completed using temporary lights or road closures with diversions in place. Some work on busy routes will be completed over night to reduce disruption for motorists.

The council agreed a £7.4 million investment in its roads for 2020/21 and the latest works are included in the major improvements to be rolled out this year.

Mark Thomas, Cabinet Member for Environment Enhancement and Infrastructure Management, said: "Maintaining our network of roads is a priority and something we need to get on with.

"The restrictions implemented during the coronavirus pandemic have obviously had an impact on starting some of the work planned for earlier in the year, but we are pleased our contractors can now get on with the job of improving roads that are in need of repair.

"Road closures are vital to enable contractors to complete the work. In some cases, overnight work will be required to reduce disruption for motorists."

Pothole teams have also continued to repair road surfaces throughout the pandemic but have focussed specifically on potholes considered a danger to motorists. More than 700 potholes have been repaired since the beginning of April.

Cllr Thomas added: "Repairing potholes is something the public are keen to see us continue. We have needed to prioritise this work due to the coronavirus restrictions but our teams are getting on with making safe potholes that are assessed as being dangerous."

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