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Swansea Council workers back on Kingsway

Swansea Council has recommenced some works on the Kingsway as council workers arrived on site on to ensure it is safe for motorists and pedestrians.

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The main aim of the immediate work is to tackle some defects and minimise the presence of fencing and barriers so those using the route can do so safely.

The works will continue as the Council progresses actions already underway to bring on board a new contractor. The aim will be to do this in a matter of weeks. 

Rob Stewart, Leader of Swansea Council, said: "Obviously this is a really challenging time for all of the staff and workers affected by the failure of Dawnus. The importance of such a key scheme in the ongoing regeneration of our city centre cannot be underestimated and that is why some works are recommencing immediately.

"We have council workers back on site today and they will be busy making the Kingsway as user friendly as possible - removing some barriers and protective fencing.

"Importantly, we also now have the opportunity to address a number of defects which have previously been raised with Dawnus but were not dealt with while they were on site. Progress will continue. 

"As I've also said recently, our main focus is now getting a new contractor on board as quickly as possible so we can get on with completing this much needed regeneration scheme for Swansea. 

The Welsh Government is also set to issue a statement today, offering support to the Council.

Cllr Stewart added: "We contacted Welsh Government as soon as we became aware of the situation with Dawnus, and we welcome any support the Welsh Government can offer to those workers affected. Our own teams are working hard to minimise the disruption for the city and additional support will help in this effort."

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