Posted: Thu 24th Mar 2016

New Road Safety Scheme For Hopkinstown

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 24th, 2016

Over £40,000 has been invested to improve road safety throughout the community of Hopkinstown. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Every year Rhondda Cynon Taf Council invests heavily in its highways, including carrying out various works to ensure that our towns and villages are safe for everyone to enjoy. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Improvements in the area have included: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

  • A 20mph zone along the length of Telelkebir Road and Jenkins Street with round top road humps,
  • A 20mph limit on Plymouth Road, Henry Street, Llewellyn Street, Thompson Street, Oliver Street, Foundry Road, Castle Ivor Street, Henwysg Close and Margaret Street.
  • The junction of Jenkins Street with Hopkinstown Road has also been realigned to reduce traffic speed through the junction.
  • Each street entry point has been clearly marked with gateway features to show motorists that they are entering a 20mph speed restricted area.

Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, who also has responsibility for Highways, Cllr Andrew Morgan, said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“This route can be subject to a high traffic flow, meaning it can be difficult and hazardous at times for pedestrians to cross – this scheme will ensure improved pedestrian safety to this very busy residential area and is a further testament to our commitment to consulting local people and investing capital where it matters most.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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