Main road in Swansea being monitored because of risk of ‘imminent collapse’

A main road in Swansea is being urgently assessed by the council after it had to been closed because it was found to be at risk of ‘imminent collapse’.

The A4118 south Gower Road was shut at around 12pm yesterday (30th Sep) after the road, near Perriswood Archery Centre, was investigated by engineers.

Currently the road between Penmaen and the turn-off to Oxwich is closed to traffic while the situation is being assessed.

Cllr Mark Thomas, cabinet member for environment enhancement and infrastructure Management, said: “Senior officers and specialists are assessing the situation. The south Gower Road is a main route on Gower so we fully appreciate the inconvenience this will cause but we must put safety first.”

Swansea Council has had to remind people to not drive on the A4118 between Penmaen and Oxwich, after reports of people removing closure signs and cones.“We are receiving reports irresponsible motorists are ignoring and removing the road closure signs and cones on South Gower Road between Penmaen and Oxwich,” a council spokesman told Wales Online.

“The road from the surface looks sound but it is in danger of collapse and these people are risking their lives and those of others.

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