I see there is much activity at the bottom end of Aberdare town with the start of construction of a new bridge over the river Cynon for the £50 Million Aberdare super-school http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-18368588.
Extraordinary how the authority has found this vast amount of funding with the majority saying there is little or no funding available for other projects in the valley.
Above is a photograph of the then super highway through Mountain Ash photograph taken in 1932, 80 years later and nothing has been added to our super highway only huge amount of additional vehicle traffic.
No funding for bridges for Mountain Ash perhaps the local councillors in Mountain Ash are not active enough in putting the case for improved road links, below taken from RCTCBC web site.
“Mountain Ash Southern Cross Valley Link
This scheme is already being actively progressed by the Council, and has therefore not undergone the appraisal process for the purpose of this report. Due to the significant commitment already made by the Council, it has been categorised as a high priority scheme.
Mountain Ash Northern Cross Valley Link
A cross-valley link, which links the east to the west bank, north of the town bridge.
The proposed cross-river link will bring environmental relief to residential and commercial properties within the town centre and the Miskin and Penrhiwceiber area.
The scheme will facilitate regeneration of the area, and will provide improved safety and environmental conditions in the town centre. The scheme will provide a link to the new Mountain Ash Hospital.”