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Temporary Closure of Pontypridd Road Bridge

Temporary Closure of Pontypridd Road Bridge

Victoria Bridge alongisde the famous William Edwards Bridge which was built a century earlier
Victoria Bridge alongisde the famous William Edwards Bridge which was built a century earlier

One of Pontypridd’s busiest roads will undergo temporary overnight closures shortly to allow essential works to be undertaken by British Telecom and Rhondda Cynon Taf Council.

Victoria Bridge which crosses the River Taff will be closed as British Telecom move network cables below the footway in advance of the Council undertaking essential strengthening works to the 158-year-old structure.

British Telecom will need to move their apparatus which is part of BT’s fibre optic superfast broadband that operates in the Pontypridd area.

A civil engineering contractor will divert the equipment and install new cables to allow the Council to undertake their more extensive refurbishment work later in the year.

Bridge Street will be closed under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 from its junction with Berw Road and Taff Street to its junction with Sion Street.

This means the busy thoroughfare linking both sides of the River Taff will not be accessible to traffic from 7pm to 6am between Monday March 10th and Saturday March 15th or until the works are completed.

However, access will be maintained for emergency services and pedestrians at all times.

Alternative routes for vehicles during this period are:

From the western (town) side of the closure, proceed via Morgan Street, Gelliwastad Road, Catherine Street, Sardis Road, Broadway, A470 Link Road, Bridge Street slip road and Bridge Street to the eastern side of the closure.
From the eastern (park) side of the closure, proceed via Bridge Street, Bridge Street Roundabout and slip road, A470 Link Road, Broadway, Sardis Road, Sardis Road Gyratory System, Catherine Street, Gelliwastad Road and Morgan Street to the western side of the closure.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Cabinet Member for Frontline Services Cllr Andrew Morgan explained: “The closure of the Victoria Bridge is essential to maintain the integrity of this important structure and we have worked in partnership with British Telecom to keep the disruption to a minimum. We hope that motorists will remain patient with us while the works are carried out.”

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