Multi-million peripheral distributor or pdr road project in Port Talbot officially opens today
FIRST Minister Carwyn Jones will be officially opening a multi-million pound road project in Port Talbot today.
Harbour Way is one of the largest local authority transport projects to be supported by Welsh Government and European Union funding.
It is hoped that the £107 million dual carriageway will bring economic regeneration to docks and ease congestion on the M4.
"This project is a leading light in terms of local job creation and economic regeneration and highlights the benefits of Welsh Government and European Union financial support on the lives of local residents," said Mr Jones.
"With Harbour Way now complete, and a further £9.5 million of Welsh Government funding for the re-development of Port Talbot Parkway train station, robust infrastructure links will soon be in place to attract further investment to the region."
He said it would also: "Transform the area into a vibrant, well connected place to live, work and do business for many years to come."
Harbour Way is the fourth and final section of the Port Talbot Peripheral Distributor Road (PDR).
It has been built as a strategic road and delivered in stages to improve the links between the A48 at Margam and Junction 38 of the M4 to breathe new economic life into the Port Talbot docks area.