A new road that will link Swansea city centre to the Liberty football stadium will be completed a year earlier than planned, following a £1.1m contribution from the Welsh Government.
The 1.7km Morfa Distributor Road, which is already partially open, provides a direct link to development sites along the River Tawe.
Swansea Council said the road will help to reduce congestion and pollution.
The Welsh Government’s contribution, as part of its £2.5m annual Local Transport Grant settlement for the council, will allow the scheme to be completed by April next year.
Swansea is hoping to regenerate the River Tawe area
The council had previously been reliant on receipt of developer contributions, which would have delayed completion of the project until 2018.
It said any such contributions will now be put to a separate regeneration project for the River Tawe.
Council leader Cllr Rob Stewart, said: ‘The Morfa Distributor Road scheme forms a major part in our plans to regenerate the River Tawe corridor.
‘The completion of the scheme a year ahead of schedule will assist us in unlocking further development in the area and making the area more accessible for the public.’
The Local Transport Grant settlement also included more than £700,000 for road safety schemes and cycling projects around the city.