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Highways Investment Continues

Highways Investment Continues

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s ongoing Highways Investment Programme will continue in the coming weeks, with a number of streets and roads benefitting from important resurfacing work.

The works form part of the ongoing Highways Investment Programme which, to date, has seen a massive £30million invested into the highways infrastructure of Rhondda Cynon Taf, improving 1million m2 of roads as well as creating and protecting local jobs.

A total of 26 streets and roads across the county borough will be surface dressed in the next phase of the works. This will not only repair and improve their condition, but better protect them for the long-term.

Surface dressing is a cost effective, quick and environmentally friendly way of extending the life of our roads. It seals the road surface against ingress of water, the main cause of potholes, and restores texture and skid resistance to road surfaces. It can be compared to painting the exterior woodwork on your house.

Surface dressing will often leave some loose chippings on the road surface which bed into the new road surface as the road is trafficked and this is a normal part of the process. Roads will be swept the day after the treatment and again approximately 1 week later to remove excess chippings, further sweeping will be carried out as necessary. Signage advising of loose chippings and a maximum advisable speed will remain in place during this period.

Work is set to begin on Wednesday, July 25, with resurfacing taking place in one or two day chunks over the following two weeks. The last dates for which work is scheduled are July 8 and 9.

The roads affected are:

Clwyd Ave, Cwmbach (June 25 and 26)

Ash Street, Abercwmboi (June 25 and 26)

Cross Street, Tynetown (June 25 and 26)

Troed Y Rhiw Road, Mountain Ash (June 25 and 26)

Penygraig Road, Penygraig (June 28)

Pentwyn Road, Ton Pentre (June 28)

Heol Miskin, Mwyndy (July 3 and 4)

Heol Miskin, Miskin (July 3 and 4)

Heol Miskin, Pontyclun (July 4 and 7)

New Road, Llanharan (July 4 and 7)

Cardiff Road, Taff’s Well (July 7 and 8)

A473 to Talbot Green, Llantrisant (July 7 and 8)

Blaenllechau Road – Bryn Ffynon, Ferndale (June 30 July 1)

Blaenllechau Road, Ferndale (June 30 and July 1)

Llantrisant Road, Llantrisant (July 1 and 2)

Trennant, Penywaun (July 1 and 2)

Llwydcoed Road, Llwydcoed (July 1 and 2)

Mill Street – Harriet Street, Trecynon (July 2 and 3)

West Street, Abercynon (June 26 and 27)

Bassetts Street, Abercynon (June 26 and 27)

North Street, Abercynon (June 26 and 27)

Lanpark Road, Pontypridd (June 26 and 27)

Lanpark Road, Pontypridd (June 26 and 27)

Cardiff Road – Glan Llyn, Taff’s Well (June 26 and 27)

Llantwit Road, Treforest (July 2 and 3)

Porth Relief Road, Rhondda Fach (June 29)

Penrhiwceiber Road, Penrhiwceiber (July 2 and 3)

Letter drops will be carried out to inform residents of the proposed works and giving advice on how to avoid carrying loose chippings or binder into their property. Due to the highly variable nature of the programme and in order to maximise the accuracy of the information being provided, these letter drops are generally carried out 2 or 3 days prior to the works.

While disruption is inevitable, the Council and its contractors working to deliver the investment and improvements are working to keep this to a minimum and urge residents, motorists and businesses to work with them and follow advice given in order to support this effort.

Residents are also urged to bear in mind the fact all works are weather-dependent and while the Council and contractors are committed to keeping to schedule as closely as possible, all dates given for works should be considered as indicative only.

Cllr Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “This latest round of improvements forms part of the wider Highways Investment Scheme which the Council has delivered the length and breadth of the county borough.

“By investing in and resurfacing roads, based on the demands of residents, we are not only repairing the damage caused by successive harsh winters, but also protecting them for longer into the future.

“This work will be delivered as swiftly as possible and as close to the predicted timescales as possible and we would like to thank our communities in advance for their ongoing support and assistance as we work to deliver improvements on their behalf."

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