With the construction of the M4 to the north of Cardiff, work began in the 1970s on developing good links from the motorway into southern and central parts of the city. Recently completed, the Peripheral Distributor Road (A4232) forms a loop, skirting the south of Cardiff between M4 junctions 30 (Cardiff Gate) and 33 (Capel Llanilltern).
The Central Link Road (A4234) is a spur connecting the A4232 with the city centre. Built at a cost of £8.5 million, it was opened on 16 February 1989. Comprising just under a mile of dual carriageway, the road runs from Queensgate roundabout in Cardiff Bay, mainly alongside the former Bute East Dock, to Adam Street. There is a grade-separated junction where it crosses Tyndall Street, and Mary Traynor’s drawing illustrates the supports carrying the flyover at this point.
David Webb, Glamorgan Archives Volunteer
- Mary Traynor Collection [D1093/2/17]
- South Wales Echo, 17 February 1989