Posted: Thu 10th Mar 2016

Essential Road Closure, A4058 (Hopkinstown to Trehafod)

This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 10th, 2016

An essential road closure will take place on the A4058 from Hopkinstown (after speed camera) to Trehafod (Rhondda Heritage Park roundabout) on Sunday March 13 (weather permitting). ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

This vital closure is set to take place from 3am on Sunday March 13 to 6am on Monday March 14 to replace the Gyfeillion Bridge in Hopkinstown, as part of the Council’s wider £7.2m investment in highways and structures for 2015/16. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The bridge, which leads to Barry Sidings and nearby properties, was in desperate need of repair and various preparatory works have been undertaken over the last few months – this final phase will see the old bridge taken out and replaced with a new purpose built structure. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Due to the location of the bridge a crane will be situated along the A4058 to lift the old and new bridges in to place – as such this road will need to be closed to traffic for safety. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Diversion routes are in place along the A4119 and A473 and are clearly signposted in and around the area for those affected. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times and the Council is working with public transport operators to minimise disruption where possible. View the diversion route. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The planned works were originally set to take place on Sunday 21st February but were cancelled due to a weather warning of high winds. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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