Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has announced an investment of more than £100,000 to replace steel vehicle safety barriers which run alongside busy roads in the County Borough.
The first three areas to benefit are in the Cynon Valley as part of the Council’s multi-million-pounds highways investment scheme, and will see a £50,000 investment.
Works to improve the safety of these busy highways got underway on Monday, February 20, and will last for around two weeks.
The project also includes repair works being carried out, and it is part of the council’s £26.5m Highways, Transportation, Infrastructure and Strategic Projects (HTISP) programme. Last week, the Council’s Cabinet members agreed to put forward to full Council an additional investment of £7m into the wider RCTinvest programme.
The first area for improvement is at Abercynon – from the A470 Abercynon roundabout, 700m along the A4059 to the B4275 quarter mile junction at Abercynon.
Works will take place at 7pm to 5.30am from Monday, February 20, to Friday, February 25, and will continue on February 27 and 28.
The second and third areas are near each other in Penywaun, on the A4059 road.
The second is between the Heol Kier Hardie junction and the Penywaun roundabout, and works take place on Wednesday, March 1, over a 200m stretch of road.
The third is from the Penywaun roundabout in the direction of Trecynon and Llwydcoed, to the roundabout at Harriet Street, Trecynon. Works take place at 7pm to 5.30am from March 1 to 3, and continue on March 6.
Temporary traffic management will be in place at all three areas during the works, and where possible they have been scheduled outside of peak hours to minimise disruption to road users.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said:
“The Cabinet recognises the importance of investing in our key priorities, which is why £200m has been allocated over the next three years, through RCT Invest, to improve key areas – including in Highways and Transport Infrastructure.
“This investment in the Cynon Valley, to renew vehicle safety barriers and other repair works, once again demonstrates how the County Borough’s roads and highways are directly benefiting from the significant investment.”
Further barrier replacement works will continue until March 24, with the whole programme incorporating a £102,000 investment.