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Translation Required: Contractors back on site on cycle route schemes in Swansea

Translation Required: A number of key cycle network schemes, halted because of coronavirus restrictions, are back up and running in Swansea.

Cycling in Swansea

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Swansea Council and its contractors have developed safe working methods in accordance with Government Guidelines on social distancing on construction sites to allow a number of schemes to be completed, whilst protecting the workforce and the public.

Works have recommenced to complete works on the cycle route along Gors Avenue, between Cockett Road and Carmarthen Road.

Further works are starting back up to complete the Kingsbridge link between Gorseinon and Gowerton, providing an off-road shared use path for cyclists and walkers.

Works will recommence next week on the A48 shared use path which stretches from the M4 near the DVLA headquarters and travels for 3.9km to Penllergaer in the West.

Mark Thomas, Cabinet Member for Environment and Infrastructure Management, said: "These latest efforts to restart a number of highway schemes have been agreed in conjunction with our contractors who are able to return to site in a safe way.

"Much of the work was completed before the coronavirus outbreak and relates to our ongoing Active Travel work - creating new cycle and walking infrastructure.

"The new routes, once completed will provide much more opportunity for residents to choose alternate ways to commute or or children to walk to school along a car-free route.

"It will also give locals the opportunity to exercise within their community."

Funding for the schemes has been provided through a series of Active Travel grant awards by the Welsh Government in 2019.

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