The Council has started work on a scheme to repair and refurbish a bridge at Cwmaman Road in Godreaman, in order to future-proof the structure.
The bridge is located near Cwmaman Road’s junction with Fforchneol Road, and the work will include re-building an adjacent wing wall, repairing the masonry stonework at several locations and removing tree roots which are damaging the structure. The scheme got underway by the end of January 2019, and is scheduled to last approximately three weeks.
In order to facilitate the works, the bridge section of Cwmaman Road will be closed in both directions for the duration of the scheme. An alternative route for motorists is via Cwmaman Road, Brynmair Road, Fforchaman Road, Station Terrace and Fforchneol Row – or in reverse order. Access for emergency services will not be retained during the work period.
However, access for pedestrians will be maintained at all times by the Council’s contractor for the scheme, Marton Civil Engineering Ltd.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “This scheme at Cwmaman Road will carry out bridge repairs which have been identified by the Council, and to ultimately future-proof the structure. It is the latest scheme to be undertaken through #RCTinvest and the £23.6m Highways Capital Programme, to safeguard structures which support our road network.
“The Council has recently begun a retaining wall repair scheme at Heol Miskin in Pontyclun, which follows a number of other completed schemes in 2018/19. These include river wall repairs in Porth and Pontygwaith, bridge repairs at the Sardis Gyratory in Pontypridd, Cardiff Road in Aberaman and Llantrisant Road in Pontyclun, and retaining wall repairs at Penrhys Road.
“The Cwmaman Road scheme requires a temporary road closure at the bridge, and subsequently a local diversion route. The Council will work closely with its contractor to ensure the scheme is completed as quickly as possible, and I’d like to thank residents in advance for their cooperation.”
The Council has written to local residents to inform them about the works.