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RCT’s Highways Investment Scheme Totals £76m – One of the Largest Schemes in Wales


The Council’s multi-million-pound highways scheme is continuing across Rhondda Cynon Taf, with over 100 streets and roads already benefiting from the £23m Highways, Transportation, Infrastructure and Strategic Projects (HTISP) programme.

The staggering £53m that has been invested since 2011 was increased earlier this year, bringing the investment pot up to over £76m – making this scheme one of the largest in Wales and further showing the Council’s commitment to investing in the infrastructure within the County Borough.

The investment forms part of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s wider £200m RCTinvest programme, which is supporting key priority areas such as Leisure and Outdoor Leisure Facilities, Play Areas, Highways and Structures, Transport Infrastructure, Flood Alleviation, Schools, Recycling Facilities, Housing and Town and Village Centres, with investment.

Since the scheme began, over £3.5m has been invested in our County Borough’s highways, with Court Street, Tonypandy, West Street parking area, Pontypridd and Abercynon Leisure Centre, Abercynon, just three of the areas that are benefitting from the programme.

Court Street, Tonypandy saw a full highway resurfacing being undertaken, which has greatly improved the road surface of this busy access route to the town centre.

West Street parking area and surrounding South Street, Pontypridd has been fully resurfaced, with additional footway works being undertaken.

Abercynon Leisure Centre access road is being fully resurfaced and a new footway has been installed to improve access links to the newly refurbished sports centre.

Cllr Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member for Highways, said:

“The investment in Pontypridd, Tonypandy and Abercynon once again showcase how residents are benefiting from this successful scheme that is improving highways up and down the County Borough.

“The scale of the investment and range of the works we are delivering right across RCT is significant; this is part of the overall investment in transport infrastructure we are making throughout the County Borough.

However it’s not just highways that will see the benefit of investment, myself and myCabinet recognises the importance of investing in our key priorities that is why we have allocated £200m over the next three years to improve areas such as Leisure and Outdoor Leisure Facilities, Play Areas, Schools, Recycling Facilities and Housing alongside Highways and Structures, Transport Infrastructure, Flood Alleviation, and Town and Village Centres.

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