Capita has been awarded a contract to make Cardiff’s ‘roundabout to nowhere’ actually go somewhere by connecting the A4232 with the A48.
The £27.3m Eastern Bay Link Road will connect Cardiff Bay with the east of the Welsh capital and improve access to the Central Cardiff Enterprise Zone (CCEZ).
Currently the A4232 stops at the Queens Gate roundabout, dubbed ‘the roundabout to nowhere'. The link road will connect it up with the A48 Ocean Way roundabout at Tremorfa in the east of the city.
The Welsh Government awarded a contract for the work to a joint venture set up by Dawnus Construction Holdings Ltd and Ferrovial Agroman UK, which has now appointed Capita as its designer.
James Alllard, business director for infrastructure (south) for Capita Property and Infrastructure, said: ‘This project will create a seamless route from the M4 motorway to the eastern end of Cardiff Bay, which will improve journey times and help ease congestion in the city centre.
‘By improving infrastructure in the area, the scheme will also bring real business and development opportunities to this thriving city and it is exciting that Capita is at the heart of this project.’
Capita is currently working on preliminary designs with construction expected to begin in November and the road expected to open in December 2016.