New Link Road for Cardiff will encourage business

New route could reduce journey times by fifteen minutes

29 March 2016
  • Model of Eastern Bay Link Road

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Work on the Eastern Bay Link Road, a new dual carriageway which will provide a direct route between east Cardiff at Rover Way, and Cardiff Bay at the Butetown Tunnel, has been launched by the Welsh Government. Due to be completed by Spring 2017, it will reduce journey times and provide economic growth opportunities by improving access to the Central Cardiff Enterprise Zone.

Ben Bolton, Director of Business Space at Cooke & Arkwright, who has provided advice on the road said, "The construction of the link road, together with the completion of Windsor Road Bridge expected later this year, will make a huge difference to road users, reducing what can be a 20-minute journey when caught at the wrong time, to just five minutes.

"Cardiff Bay will suddenly be a lot more accessible to the eastern part of the city. The Ocean Way area currently resembles a rat-run, but this new route will help it take on different characteristics, which will solidify a business park feel. We expect that this will encourage businesses considering locating in Cardiff to look at the area afresh."