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Coronavirus: Switch to two-way Kingsway postponed

 

Update: A small number of work crews have restarted work on The Kingsway Infrastructure Project. Contractors working on our behalf began a phased return to work on 18 May. They will work to latest government coronavirus guidelines to keep themselves and the public safe.

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The Kingsway

Creation of a new urban park with improved accessibility.

Kingsway proposed layout (street view looking towards Dragon Hotel)We're transforming The Kingsway in the city centre! Significant progress has been made to create a city park incorporating new public areas, landscaped parkland, cycle routes and two-way single lane vehicle route along with the creation of wider pedestrian walkways.

About the project

The Kingsway is being transformed into a more attractive environment for people to live, work and visit - and work is due to end in spring 2020.

When the project is complete, The Kingsway and Orchard Street will have a two-lane road, with one lane running in each direction.

The space gained from the reduction in roadway means more public space. This means improved pedestrian and cycling routes, green landscaping, and a new "pocket" park at The Kingsway Circle. Two-way traffic will return to Mansel Street, De La Beche Street, Grove Place, Alexandra Road and Belle Vue Way. 

We expect the switch to two-way traffic to take place soon; you will be kept fully informed.

Cabinet approval for the project followed a public consultation exercise which overwhelmingly supported the proposals, as outlined in the report of cabinet dated 16 March 2017 - Cabinet report (16 March 2017)Opens new window

The changes form part of a wider plan to regenerate the city centre. They're a critical element of the Swansea Bay City Deal proposals. 

The improvements will lead to the creation of jobs within a Kingsway digital village at 71 and 72 The Kingsway, featuring incubation spaces for start-up/small businesses working in the ICT, tech and creative industry sectors. This is focused on the site of the former Oceana nightclub. Planning approval was granted in June 2020.

PDF Document Kingsway plan (PDF, 4MB)Opens new window

Who is doing the work? Griffiths

What it will look like

Kingsway proposed layout

Two-way Kingsway traffic

The traffic on The Kingsway and seven other key roads around it will be switching to two-way soon.

Project updates

Latest updates and media releases on the Kingsway project development.

Frequently asked questions about the Kingsway

Find out answers to the most common questions we get asked about the Kingsway.

Tree planting programme

Around 170 new trees are being introduced as part of this £12m makeover that will transform the look and feel of the area.

The scheme has been part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government.

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