Essential works will continue in the vicinity of Aberdare town centre this coming weekend as part of the £50m education, leisure and community project at the Sobell site.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s contractor BAM Nuttall Ltd requires the closure of Abernant Road between the A4059 Ynys roundabout and the Abernant Road roundabout on Sunday, September 15, from 8am until 8pm.
Diversion routes will be clearly signposted for the duration of the road closure and motorists are advised to proceed with care.
The road closure is required in order to complete a new carriageway surface. Every effort will be made to complete the works as effectively as possible to re-open the roads to traffic.
The massive £50m Sobell redevelopment is on course to be the largest of its kind in the region and will offer an outstanding community facility for all.
Contractors have been working throughout the summer months on the new road infrastructure linking the site off the A4059 Aberdare By-pass.
A new skate park and Artificial Grass Pitch (3G Pitch) has also been constructed on the Ynys site - and skaters are already flocking to the new facility.
The new Artificial Grass Pitch (Third Generation 3G) is a state-of-the-art facility consisting of floodlights and a rubber crumb-filled long-pile synthetic surface laid onto an engineered base.
The facility can be used as a full-size football pitch, full-size hockey pitch and two five-aside pitches.
Once fully completed, the Sobell site will create a mixed-use education and leisure development - the largest of its kind in the County Borough - comprising of a new secondary school for up to 1,600 pupils, a caretaker's lodge and a replacement sport and leisure facility for the existing Michael Sobell Sports Centre.
A new athletics track and stadium, multi-use games courts, public playground will also be built, along with associated highway, parking and landscaping works.