Cllr Morgan at the new crossing in Treforest
A £190,000 transport investment scheme to improve road safety throughout the community of Treforest has now been completed.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council carried out the much-welcomed construction works after securing funding through the Welsh Government’s Road Safety Grant.
The programme of improvements saw the introduction of a new 20mph zone on the Broadway, Fothergill Street, Park Street and River Street.
The project has not only reduced the speed of traffic in the area, but also provided 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 said, “Thanks to external funding, we have improved the roads in Treforest to make them safer for the residents and visitors who rely upon them.
“As a local authority we remain committed to doing all in our power to provide the best possible road schemes throughout the county borough in an effort to increase the safety of motorists and pedestrians alike.
“This particular scheme in Treforest was introduced following careful consideration of the many requests by residents for traffic calming in the area and, taking on board the needs of all parties, we are sure it is being welcomed by residents in the area.
“We are grateful to them for their cooperation as the series of works were being carried out and feel sure they will all reap the benefits of the scheme now that its been completed.”
Prior to the works surveys showed that there were 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 drove in excess of 30mph.
The scheme includes a speed reduction measures as well as a new zebra crossing outside ParcLewisSchool and upgrading of the existing Pelican Crossings to Puffin style crossings.
The proposals were designed to 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.