The Council will carry out a series of overnight ground investigations at A4119/A4093 Tonyrefail Roundabout from February 14, to inform a future scheme intended to improve traffic flow at peak times.
The roundabout, where the A4119 meets the A4093 south of Tonyrefail, experiences traffic congestion at busy daily travel periods. A future scheme would represent the latest improvements to the A4119, after road safety work at Ynysmaerdy Roundabout was completed in September 2019, following a multi-million pound scheme at Talbot Green Roundabout in 2017 and Talbot Green traffic lights in 2018 and 2019.
The single carriageway between Coedely and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service roundabouts will be improved as part of the wider ongoing A4119 dualling scheme.
Traffic assessments have been carried out on the A4119/A4093 Tonyrefail Roundabout, and show it can be improved to reduce traffic congestion. A number of options are currently being considered, and any scheme would take place in a future financial year. The development of proposals is being funded through Welsh Government’s Local Transport Network Fund.
The upcoming ground investigations, to inform the design process of any future scheme, will include a series of bore holes near the roundabout – requiring traffic management including temporary traffic lights. Therefore, each work shift will be carried out overnight to minimise disruption.
The work starts on Friday, February 14 –after the peak evening traffic period.Overnight shifts will continue for around two weeks. In addition to traffic lights, the link road to Mill Street roundabout will also close. All traffic management will be removed before the peak travel period each morning.
The Council’s contractor will take reasonable steps to reduce noise during these night shifts – however, some noise due to the work is inevitable.
The Council would like to thank local residents and road users in advance for their cooperation throughout these upcoming ground investigations.