Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet have approved proposals for the Pwllypant roundabout improvement scheme as a priority highway scheme.
The improvements promise to increase capacity on the roundabout for this section of the county borough’s strategic highway, improving journey time reliability for bus services and encourage public transport use and reduce traffic travelling through Caerphilly town that will improve air quality.
Construction work is anticipated to commence in October for a 12 month period and is being funded as a result of developer contributions and Welsh Government grant funding.
The multimillion pound scheme will see the following improvements made;
- Partial signalisation of the roundabout
- Incorporation of a pedestrian crossing facility on the eastbound lane of the A468/A469 within the traffic control signalisation.
- New footway linking the existing pedestrian over bridge on the A468/A469 to the footway on Pontygwindy Road.
- Additional filter lane on the A469 from Llanbradach and extension to the existing filter lanes.
- Creation of a dualled lane approach on the eastbound lane of A468/A469 and dualled exit from roundabout.
- Creation of an additional filter lane and extension in length to existing filters on Pontygwindy Road.
- Creation of a dualled approach to the A468 Bedwas Arm and exit to the roundabout.
Cllr Sean Morgan Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economy, Infrastructure, Sustainability and Wellbeing of Future Generations, commented:
“We have identified the improvements as a result of high congestion levels and future development needs and made it a priority to commence work to improve this for those who live and work in the county. Creating a more efficient highway will ensure that we reduce congestion, improve safety and have a significant impact on improving the reliability of the bus service”.
As works progress, residents and businesses can access updates on the scheme’s progression via a dedicated webpage: here