Having already allocated £2.250M to support the development of the long awaited Southern Cross Valley Link in Mountain Ash, Cabinet will next week consider proposals to invest a further £2M into the scheme.
Should Cabinet approve, the additional investment of £2M will support the next phase of work, including land acquisition requirements.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council said:
“The development of a Cross Valley Link for Cynon Valley has been an aspiration for decades and it is pleasing to see plans now developing at speed supported by investment by the Council and Welsh Government.
“The prudent approach we have taken to manage our budgets in the face of significant financial challenges in recent years is now supporting investment in key strategic areas across the county borough with the Cross Valley Link set to be the latest such project to benefit.
“Despite the pressures we are expecting to have to continue to face due to the ongoing austerity policy of the UK Government, it is important that we are a Council with ambition and that we look to invest in our infrastructure.
“With plans on display at public exhibitions this week, residents and in particular commuters, can hopefully see that good progress is being made with the Cross Valley Link and, should Cabinet and then subsequently Full Council approve, the additional investment of £2M will ensure momentum is maintained and the scheme finally becomes a reality.”