Boulevard work ongoing in Adelaide Street, Swansea
COBBLES laid on a Swansea street two years ago have been pulled up to be set on a new foundation.
Work is ongoing in Adelaide Street as part of the boulevard scheme.
Contractors first started improving Adelaide Street in 2011 when cobbles were laid on the road, and new pavements put in place too. That finished in April of that year.
The second phase extending the work to the remainder of the street to Swansea Museum began earlier this month with preparation work taking place on the road outside Morgans Hotel.
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A Swansea Council spokesman said: "The cobbled surface outside Morgans will be extended to run the length of Adelaide Street.
"The intention is to lay them on a concrete bed.
"The section outside Morgans was installed on sand to provide a flexible surface.
"We are re-laying this section on concrete to ensure it is consistent with the future sections."
The £8 million project will also improve the look of Oystermouth Road between The Strand and create better links between the city centre and its waterfront.
It includes better quality and wider pavements, improved facilities for cyclists and pedestrians, tree planting, benches and public art.
Traffic light technology will also be improved to maintain traffic flows.
Work on completing the cobbles on the remainder of Adelaide Street is reportedly expected to finish by November.
A spokeswoman for Morgans Hotel said: "The only issue we have is that it will be finished in time for the weddings we've got booked and we have been assured it will be. There were a few cracked and broken cobbles and the council is putting those right.
"The council has been extremely helpful as far as we have been concerned."
The boulevard is funded by the Welsh Government's Regeneration Area programme, the European Regional Development Fund and Swansea Council.