New Two-way Road System in Swansea City Centre
Motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and businesses have started using a new two-way road system in Swansea city centre, which has opened as part of an ongoing Swansea Council regeneration project.
The £12m Kingsway Infrastructure Scheme has brought more cross-town traffic options, expanded areas for those on foot and bicycle and provided a greener, more people-friendly environment for all to enjoy.
The new-look Kingsway is designed to help attract people to existing businesses and to encourage new businesses into the city centre.
Council planners, highway engineers, landscape architects and external design consultants have worked together on the Kingsway area's new road layout, which is designed to be suitable for all traffic. The Kingsway speed limit is 20mph and the 6m road width is in line with Government guidance for HGV and bus routes.
Council leader Rob Stewart said, "I thank all those who used this improved new road system considerately on day one. By planning ahead and getting to know the new traffic flows they helped the whole city take an important step into a prosperous future.
"I ask that further care is now taken as the new system beds in; it's important that we all take some time - using the map we have published - to plot our routes into and around our city centre.
"We're publicising the changes widely so it can settle in efficiently and residents can look out for our #KingswayTwoWay hashtag online.
"I thank local residents and businesses for the understanding they continue to show during this improvement process."
Businesses, public transport operators and residents have been kept up-to-date on the changes and traffic marshals are on hand to assist road users.
For more information visit www.swansea.gov.uk