Mynydd y Betws Wind Farm
Date Published: 29/06/2012
Mynydd y Betws Wind farm
A trial run for the movement of abnormal vehicle loads to the new Wind Farm at Mynydd y Betws, Pontardawe is proposed by the site developer on 4th July 2012.
The trial, which is subject to weather conditions, will be supervised by officers from the Regional Roads Policing Unit.
The aim is to identify any issues along the route that need to be addressed before the general movement of wind farm components can start later in the year, and to minimise any inconvenience to local road users, residents and the business community during construction.
The route of the trial run commences at Swansea Docks and runs along
Fabian Way joining the M4 motorway at Junction 42 (Earlswood).
At Junction 45 (Ynysforgan) the special vehicle will exit the motorway and take the A4067 towards Pontardawe.
At Tesco’s roundabout Pontardawe, it will then travel towards the A474
Swansea Road, turning left at The Cross traffic signals at Pontardawe, travelling through Rhyd y Fro, and onto the site access for the Wind Farm.
The Police will be monitoring the movement of the abnormal load, and liaising with the Developer, to ensure that any issues that are identified during the trial run are addressed. As such the public should be prepared for the possibility of some delays, and should allow extra time for their journeys on the day.