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Major investment planned for Swansea roads

One of Swansea’s busiest roads is set to be resurfaced as part of a £7 million investment of roads and pavements in the city.

Swansea Council has recently agreed its annual budget for 2018/19 and has earmarked £7.55 million to be spent on a wide range of highway related infrastructure.

One of the schemes to benefit will be Fabian Way where £500,000 will be invested in a major resurfacing programme.

Mark Thomas, Cabinet Member for Environment Services, said: “Fabian Way is one of the busiest routes into and out of Swansea and has to cope with thousands of vehicles each day.

“In recent months we have carried out some short term repairs to deal with isolated potholes and other defects along the route. Our aim is to complete more long term repairs this spring to ensure the life span of the road is extended and motorists have a smoother journey into Swansea.”

The funding plans will also include continuing the work highlighted in the Council’s highway capital programme for 2015-2020. The programme lists a series of maintenance schemes for roads and pavements across Swansea.

The Welsh Government has also provided a grant worth £1.785 million as part of the overall investment and will help deal with the backlog of repairs the council aims to tackle.

Schemes to be completed using the WG grant include Fabian Way, Peniel Green Road, Carmarthen Road at Dyfatty and Gower Road Killay.

Other schemes to be addressed during the year will include maintaining some of the 157 bridges which feature across Swansea.

Further work will also be completed to maintain street lighting and the city’s cycle network.

Cllr Thomas added: “Our highways infrastructure include a wide range of features including bridges, street lighting as well as roads and pavements. We need to ensure that the limited resources we have are used sensibly and target structures and assets that are in most need of maintenance.”