Vale of Glamorgan Council complete Harbour Road Causeway
The Harbour Road Causeway Scheme has been completed by the Vale of Glamorgan Council after its final stage saw the car park receive a £250,000 upgrade.
Designed to improve access to the Island for pedestrians and cyclists, the project has seen widespread work take place over a four-year period, initially as part of the Barry Regeneration Programme.
First, access around Friars Point was improved before the Council spent around £1 million to improve traffic flow to the Island by upgrading the road layout by the Ship Inn junction.
Other work has seen the footway widened, railings, lighting and seating refurbished and flood defences enhanced.
The new pedestrian and cycle route connects Old Harbour Road with the rest of the Barry Waterfront network and is already proving popular with walkers, cyclists and runners.
It is part of a sustained period of upgrading work undertaken at Barry Island, which has included significant improvements being made to the Promenade and Gardens.
And the development will continue, with the Nell’s Point toilet block next in line for some attention.
“It’s great to see this long-term project reach its conclusion after an extensive programme of works that has seen access to the Island significantly improved.
“We hope people from the Vale and further afield will come and enjoy this new pedestrian and cycle route. That in turn can help promote a more active, healthy lifestyle, which we are committed to offering our residents.
“Barry Island has been transformed in recent years and now stands tall as a coastal resort of the very highest standard.” - Cllr John Thomas, Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council
Vale of Glamorgan Council Leader John Thomas is joined by Cllr Jonathan Bird, Cllr Geoff Cox and Council officers at the newly-opened Harbour Road Causeway