The Boulevard scheme is aimed at creating a vibrant, tree-lined City street between the River Tawe bridges and Princess Way which will make the most of Swansea’s stunning natural location by improving links between the City Centre and its Waterfront.
The project is now complete.
The vast majority of carriageway work on Quay Parade and Victoria Road between the River Tawe bridges and Princess Way is complete.
The project will generate better links between the city centre and the waterfront because of the introduction of high-quality crossing points at key locations. It’s also become a far more pedestrian-friendly environment thanks to the installation of wider pavements.
Other features of the project have included the planting of scores of new trees and other major environmental improvements in areas like Museum Park, Burrows Place and Adelaide Street.
Although some works are still to be done at Swansea Museum (rebuilding of part of the Listed Wall and railing repairs) and enclosure of a small area of land at the bottom of York Street, all major works on the main road are near completion.
Some very minor lane closures during off-peak hours may be required to complete double-yellow lines and some other works, but the majority of the travelling public will be unaffected by that.
The project team would like thank motorists, residents and employers for their patience throughout the project. The finished scheme delivers an improvement of a major City Centre gateway and help change visitors perceptions of the City Centre.
The project is funded by the Welsh Government’s Regeneration Area programme, the European Regional Development Fund and Swansea Council. It followed on from works to change traffic flows at the River Tawe bridges that were recognised for excellence by the Institution of Civil Engineers.
Subject to planning approval, a number of public artworks will also soon be introduced along the boulevard route over the next 6 months. Funding for the public art is coming from the Wales European Funding Office as part of the Waterfront City regeneration programme, the Arts Council for Wales and private developers.
New Tree Planting – October 2014
The Boulevard Project Information Panels
Further information is available through contacting Regeneration and Planning tel: 635677 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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