Swansea Council Roads Criticism
Swansea Council criticised for long delays in Mumbles and Oystermouth Roads.
17:12 15 May 2019
Drivers hit by long delays on Mumbles Road due to temporary traffic lights and highway work are criticising Swansea Council, with one commuter saying ‘it shouldn’t take an hour to get from West Cross to the hospital.’
Traffic lights at the junction of Mumbles Road are currently being upgraded by the council as part of the scheme designed to improve traffic flow. It is expected to be completed next Monday. However, there are more works to come.
Swansea Council has said that the next set of works will be at the Brynmill Terrace junction with Mumbles Road. The work, which will start on May 13, is expected to take at least four weeks.
The traffic-controlled junctions are being replaced with more modern traffic signals, which feature wireless technology and can be monitored from Swansea Council’s main traffic communication room. Buses equipped with WiFi technology can be linked with the new signals so they can move through the junctions more efficiently.
Mark Thomas, cabinet member for environment and infrastructure management, said previously: “Keeping traffic moving along well-used, busy routes across Swansea, is always a challenge because of the volume of traffic – especially at peak times.
“The work we are currently doing in Gowerton is the continuation of improvements already completed at other busy junctions where we are making the most of new technology.