Fabian Way

Swansea Labour administration reveal transport improvement plan for Fabian Way

The Labour-led Swansea Council has unveiled major plans which could improve the transport infrastructure into and out of Swansea.

The hope is to redevelop vacant land alongside Fabian Way which could be used to create a new link road into SA1.

The early plans for a new road could accommodate future growth in traffic and would help reduce congestion along Fabian Way for traffic travelling into the city centre.

A key site, Baldwin’s Bridge, is also part of the wider transport improvement plans and is seen a major element of delivering the transport infrastructure improvements for Swansea.

Labour Cllr Mark Thomas, Cabinet Member for Environment Enhancement & Infrastructure Management, said: “The bridge is coming to the end of its natural lifespan and the Council needs to look at how we replace it – with an interchange that delivers all modes of transport including walking and cycling as well as public transport and cars.

“Projected vehicles numbers mean we need to ensure we have infrastructure in place that can cope with vehicle increases and also make better provision for more sustainable transport.

“The purchase of land near to Baldwin’s Bridge will also provide an opportunity to open up potential land for business development and also create a new link road into SA1.”

Financial support for the transport improvements includes funding from the Welsh Government Local Transport Fund.

The development of a new link road could also provide additional cycle infrastructure for students travelling to and from the Swansea University Bay Campus.

Active Travel funding from the Welsh Government to improve the cycle network along Fabian Way has resulted in a significant increase in students cycling.

Cllr Thomas added: “These are ambitious plans which require support from the Welsh Government to help us realise these important transport improvements.

“Fabian Way is a key route into Swansea. We have plenty of ongoing redevelopment underway in the city centre and it’s crucial that one of the main routes into Swansea is fit for purpose in years to come.”

 

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