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More Fabian Way roadworks - but Dawnus Construction says disruption will be minimised

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: April 08, 2014

  • An aerial view of the new campus off Fabian Way and (inset) work progressing on the new university buildings.

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CONSTRUCTION bosses at Swansea's new university campus said they will do their best to minimise disruption when a 40-week highways project gets under way in the summer.

Swansea firm Dawnus Construction has won the contract to create two new entrances at Bay Campus, Fabian Way, carry out landscaping, and make cycle path and pavement improvements.

Campus builders Vinci Construction UK said the aim was to keep the busy dual carriageway flowing as freely as possible when filter lanes leading into the campus were built.

The company's project director Jerry Williams said: "The work will be undertaken in several tightly managed phases, thereby mitigating disruption to traffic flows and maintaining two carriageways in both directions as much as possible."

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He said Dawnus Construction, whose base is at Swansea Vale, had a very good reputation.

Lee Davies, Dawnus Construction regional manager, hailed the contract as "fantastic news".

He added: "As we employ our own labour and plant, I can genuinely say this project will help ensure the security of those jobs within Dawnus and will also create new employment and opportunities for our supply chain within the local area over the coming year."

Work on the first phase of Swansea University's £450 million campus has been under way for a year.

Students are expected to arrive there for the start of the academic year in 2015. The new campus has generally been well received by local people, and will be complemented by upgrades at Singleton campus, Sketty.

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  • abercanaid  |  April 10 2014, 8:01PM

    Road works on the Jersy marine today miles and miles of cones, distribution, but no sign of road works, NOT A FINE START!

  • Francis_Dunn  |  April 08 2014, 10:37PM

    westcoastswan . Do you mean Holley's railway? A lot of time was speht on it. See: Inside Out Swansea 'Tracking things down' Thursday, 10 March 2011.

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  • westcoastswan  |  April 08 2014, 10:14PM

    could old railways lines over jersey marine and fabian way be used to run a light railway on in the future to connect sa1, university campus and amazon togeather

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  • BobDavies2  |  April 08 2014, 9:47PM

    Its a fantastic prestiege development, and exactly what the South West Wales area requires. Congratulations go to Dawnus, a local Company that employees a local skilled workforce, its inevitable that there will be some disruption, but that's progress, if you want first class facilities then you have to live with some inconvenience. it will certainly transform, what's a run down brown field area, and reach out across the world, as Swansea has been voted one of the best universities and a fantastic addition to existing facilities., Congratulations go to all concerned.

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  • Neathboy234  |  April 08 2014, 7:01PM

    I really enjoy driving past this project and seeing how well it is coming on. There may be some disruption on Fabian's way, but it will be worth it in the long run.

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