A4107 road

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A4107
View over the Treorchy area from the A4107
Route information
Length: 15.4 mi[1] (24.8 km)
Major junctions
Southeast end: Port Talbot
  A48 A48 road
[ M 4  ] M4 motorway
A4063 A4063 road
A4061 A4061 road
Northwest end: A4061 near Cwmparc
Location
Primary
destinations
:
Port Talbot
Road network

The A4107 road is an A road in Neath Port Talbot County Borough, Wales. It begins in Port Talbot and heads up the Afan Valley in a north easterly direction. It then continues over the moors eastwards until it connects with the A4061 road south west of Treorchy in the Rhondda Valley.

Route[edit]

The A4107 starts at Port Talbot at traffic lights on the A48 road, the main route from Cardiff to Swansea before the M4 motorway was opened. The A4107 passes under the motorway and then continues in a roughly northeasterly direction up the valley of the River Afan, with the river on its left. It leaves Cwmavon to its left before passing a junction with the B4287, Neath road, which branches off to the left. After this the road swings round to the right and passes through wooded country. The road is climbing more steeply now and passes the Afan Forest Park to the right, before emerging onto grassy hillsides with boulders and rocky outcrops. Turning towards the east, it passes through the hamlets of Pontrhydyfen and Duffryn to Cymmer. Here the A4063 road to Bridgend branches off to the right. Continuing over the tops of the moors, the road passes the hamlets of Croeserw, Abergwynfi and Blaengwynfi, and the summits of Mynydd Caerau 536 m (1,759 ft) and Mynydd Llangeinwyr 571 m (1,873 ft) on the right. The road begins to descend now, there are a couple of hairpin bends and it terminates at the junction with the A4061 Treorchy to Bridgend road.[2][3]

History[edit]

The A4107 was given that number on 1 April 1925, when the B4284 was upgraded. At the time it was not a through route as it terminated at Abergywnfi. However there were plans to extend it to provide opportunities for employment in a depressed area, and the Bwlch y Clawdd extension road was duly opened in February 1928.[4][better source needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Driving directions via A4107". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 30 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey. "1:250,000 Map". Retrieved 24 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Concise Road Atlas: Britain. AA Publishing. 2015. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-7495-7743-8. 
  4. ^ "A4107". Sabre. Retrieved 1 May 2016. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°39′17″N 3°37′53″W / 51.65485°N 3.63128°W / 51.65485; -3.63128