Thursday, 10 September 2009

Hopkinstown Road Resurfacing Scheme

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is continuing its multi-million pound investment programme in highways maintenance with the major resurfacing of one of its busiest roads.

A resurfacing scheme is about to begin on the A4058 between Pontypridd and Trehafod during late September and October.

The £200k of work jointly funded by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and the Welsh Assembly Government is concentrated on the Hopkinstown area and will begin on September 20th.

Due to the nature of the works, the nature of the road and the lack of convenient alternative routes it is inevitable that there will be both significant traffic disruption and noise disturbance to residents. In order to carry out some of the works it will be necessary to close the road to traffic although the road will be kept open where possible.

Due to the volume of traffic using the road and the requirement to keep public transport running along this essential route to and from the Rhondda Valleys, the road can only be closed between midnight and 5am.

The works will be carried out during evenings and overnight using traffic light control between 7:30pm and midnight and then closing the road until 5am. Works will also be carried out between 8am and 10pm on Sundays using traffic light control.

Access for the emergency services will be maintained at all times during the works.

During the works traffic delays are expected and whenever possible road users are advised to use the diversion route via the A470, M4 and A4119.

It is anticipated that the works will be carried out over four Sundays commencing on September 20th and seven evening / night periods between October 2nd and November 1st.

Rhondda Cynon Taf
Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Customer Care Cllr Andrew Morgan said: “Over £4million is being spent on major road resurfacing, street lighting, bridge and road strengthening, safety zones and drainage works continue as part of the annual programme of highways maintenance throughout the county borough.

“The current investment is on top of the £90million being spent on the construction of the Church Village Bypass scheme, the largest highways project currently being undertaken by a local authority in the UK.

“The major resurfacing work at Hopkinstown further emphasises our commitment to improving the main highway infrastructure of the county borough on a regular basis to cater for the needs of visitors and residents alike.

“This latest scheme will indeed cause unavoidable traffic delays and the public are requested to bear with us during the essential works and co-operate by using alternative routes whenever possible. We will of course endeavour to minimise the disruption whenever possible.”


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