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Road Safety Investment Programme Begins

Road Safety Investment Programme Begins

A £190,000 transport investment scheme to improve road safety throughout the community of Treforest will begin tomorrow (Tuesday December 3rd 2013).

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is carrying out the construction works after securing funding through the Welsh Government’s Road Safety Grant.

The eight-week programme of improvements will introduce a new 20mph zone at the Broadway, Fothergill Street, Park Street and River Street. The project will not only reduce the speed of traffic in the area, but also provide safer and improved crossing points for the benefit of visitors and residents alike.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Frontline Services Cllr Andrew Morgan, “Thanks to external funding, we are improving the roads in Treforest to make them safer for the residents and visitors who rely upon them.

“With any project such as this it is inevitable that there will be some disruptions and we will aim to keep these to a minimum and we apologies for any inconvenience experienced.

“I would urge residents support us whilst these essential works are carried out as it is for their longer term benefit.”

Surveys showed that there are over 2,000 pedestrian movements across Broadway per day with an average daily traffic flow of over 11,000 vehicles. Speed surveys revealed that over 15 percent of vehicles travelling the route drive in excess of 30mph.

Plans for the scheme include the provision of a 20mph zone and speed reduction measures as well as a new zebra crossing outside Parc Lewis School and upgrading existing Pelican Crossings to Puffin style crossings.

The proposals have been designed reduce traffic speeds and improve the flow of traffic through the area to create a safer environment for all highway users, particularly vulnerable pedestrians and cyclists.

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