Posted: Sun 5th Jun 2016

26 Streets/Roads Benefit As £23m Highways Investment Continues!

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 5th, 2016

Works are continuing right across the County Borough as the £23m Highways, Transportation, Infrastructures and Strategic Projects (HTISP) Investment Programme continues. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Over the last few weeks 20 streets/carriageways have been resurfaced and 6 footway schemes have been completed thanks to the multi-million-pound programme – this has led to over 100,000 sq metres of tarmac being laid, which is over 10 miles worth of roads treated in a matter of weeks! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Heol Gelynog Beddau
  • Heol ap Pryce Beddau
  • Heol Cawdref Beddau
  • Leslie Terrace Llwyncelyn
  • Llwynypia Road Llwynypia
  • Clifton Row Porth
  • Glyndwr Terrace Llwynypia
  • Bank Street, Penygraig
  • Batten Way Cilfynydd
  • Cilfynydd Road Cilfynydd
  • Maelgwyn Terrace, Gadlys
  • Cwmneol Street Cwmaman
  • Mostyn Street Abercwmboi
  • Maesyffynnon Lane, Aberaman
  • Rhigos Road Rhigos
  • Maindy Road Graig
  • Cliff Terrace Treforest
  • Collins Terrace Treforest
  • Cwm Alarch Mountain Ash
  • Penderyn to its boundary
  • Rhigos Road, Hirwaun (sections)
  • Canal Road, Cwmbach
  • Llanwonno Road, Ynysybwl
  • Treforest Ind Est
  • Church Village Bypass
  • Cowbridge Road, Pontyclun

In addition to this 856 pot holes have been repaired across Rhondda Cynon Taf! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The funding for these schemes has been allocated from the £23m investment scheme which is set to continue over the next three years and is part of the wider £200m RCTinvest scheme. This multi-million-pound project sees the Council allocate significant funds to its key priority areas, including; Leisure and Outdoor Leisure Facilities, Play Areas, Highways and Structures, Transport Infrastructure, Flood Alleviation, Schools, Recycling Facilities, Housing and Town and Village Centres. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Over £53m has already been invested in improving and repairing the County Borough’s Highways and Transportation Infrastructures and on Strategic Projects since 2011. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The HTISP Investment scheme will see a number of streets, roads, towns and villages right across the County Borough benefit as work is now ploughing ahead to tackle key areas. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, Councillor Andrew Morgan, who is also Cabinet Member for Highways, said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The Council and its Cabinet has recognised the concerns expressed by the public and the importance of investing in our key priorities, that is why we have allocated £200m over the next three years to improve areas such as Leisure and Outdoor Leisure Facilities, Play Areas, Highways and Structures, Transport Infrastructure, Flood Alleviation, Schools, Recycling Facilities, Housing and Town and Village Centres. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Myself and my Cabinet wholeheartedly agree that improvements to our highways and structures continue to be a key priority when it comes to allocating our financial resources. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We will be investing over £23m in Highways Improvements, Infrastructure, and Strategic Projects over the next three years – this is on top of the £53m we have already invested since 2011 meaning that by 2018/19 we will have invested over £76m in these key areas in less than a decade. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The latest planned schemes demonstrate the Council’s commitment to investing in the Highways and Transport Infrastructure across the County Borough. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“First and foremost, £0.5m of this money has been allocated solely to tackle pot holes, which is in addition to the £0.8m revenue that is already allocated as part of the biggest investment in road repairs in over a decade – that’s a total of £1.3m to tackle pot holes alone during 2016/17. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Repairing pot holes is as much of a priority for the Council as it is for its residents and so far we have already sent out our dedicated teams to fill 856 pot holes in just a matter of weeks! ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The remaining funds have been allocated to tackle Highways Improvements, (including drainage, footways, fencing/barriers and town and village centre regeneration), Structures, Transportation (including metro), Making Better Use and Flooding and drainage schemes.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Over the next few weeks the programme will be continuing and some disruption could be possible in to the following areas – ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • Ton Hywel, Trebanog
  • Glyndwr Terrace, Llwynypia
  • Tallis Street, Cwmparc
  • Primrose Terrace, Porth
  • Cefn Llechau Road, Stanleytown
  • Dinas Road, Dinas
  • Hughes Street, Penygraig
  • High View Way, Glyncoch
  • Cilfyndd Road wall
  • Nantygwyddon Road / Gelli Ind Est
  • Sainsbury’s roundabout – Maritime Ind Est (overnight closure for a few nights, diversions in place starting 31/05/16)
  • Nantgarw Hill, Nantgarw – overnight closure w/c 31/05/16
  • A4119 from lights at Talbot Green to Royal Glamorgan Hospital – overnight working w/c 31/05/16.
  • Church Village Bypass (lining 31/05/16)
  • Ynys Roundabout (Aberdare) ongoing
  • Tyntyla Footbridge ground investigation work to inform future design – starts w/c 31/05/16
  • Miskin Road, Mountain Ash – Intermittent closures for Cross Valley Link Investigation works continue until mid June.
  • Bridge Street Roundabout lane improvements, Pontypridd (starts mid June 4-6 weeks)
  • Aberaman Bridge, Farm Road (starts early June for 12 weeks)
  • Porth Park and Ride (ongoing)

Whilst this work demonstrates Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s commitment to maintain and improve the road infrastructure for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors alike the targeted works are likely to cause some minor disruptions to those in their immediate vicinity. The Council would like to urge residents to continue to support us whilst these essential works are carried out as it is for their longer term benefit. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Details of likely disruptions will be posted on the Council’s social media sites where possible and residents are urged to follow/like the Council’s pages for up to date information. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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