Works still paving the way to a brighter, better city
WORK will start on widening the pavement on Oystermouth Road tomorrow.
The work, which forms part of the boulevard, will create a wider, tree-lined pavement for pedestrians.
Prep work for this part of the project — on the northern side of the road between Princess Way and Strand — will last from tomorrow night to Thursday night.
The works are taking place at night to help minimise disruption for motorists during peak periods when narrow lanes will be kept open to keep traffic moving.
Residents and businesses in the area of the night works are being informed in advance.
Phase one, stretching from The Strand to Princess Way, is on track to be finished by the end of November 2013. A second phase will then follow in 2014 between The Strand and the river bridges.
A Swansea Council spokesman said: "The works to widen the pavement on the southern side of Oystermouth Road by the LC are now largely complete.
"Some finishing, kerb and tree-planting work will take place there in future but both motorists and pedestrians will have seen the high quality of the materials being used for the widened pavement in that area.
"Similar works will soon take place on the opposite side of the road but the road needs to be re-aligned to allow space for those works to take place. These re-aligning works will be taking place at night from Saturday to Thursday to make sure traffic is kept moving during peak periods when the road is used by many thousands of motorists. We're keeping nearby residents and businesses informed."
Traders and attractions in the area of the works, including York Street, are open for business throughout. Access to properties on York Street from Princess Way remains unaffected. However, access to Oystermouth Road from York Street is now closed.
The boulevard project is funded by the Welsh Government's Regeneration Area programme, the European Regional Development Fund and Swansea Council.