The travelling public can now enjoy an improved journey around the Upper Boat, Treforest area thanks to the wider £1.3m Pontypridd to Cardiff bus corridor improvement scheme.
Various works in the area have taken place over the last few weeks, which have now been completed, resulting in improved traffic management systems being installed.
The works, funded through Sewta’s (South East Wales Transport Alliance) Regional Transport Plan programme, which is directly funded by the Welsh Government will now ensure that both motorists and bus users are able to navigate around this busy gyratory more easily.
Thanks to the scheme, the northbound approach of Main Avenue has now been widened to three lanes and signalised, along with the widening of Tonteg Road to two lanes between Gwaelod-y-Garth Road and Severn Road. The area has also benefited from improved street lighting, new traffic signage, lane markings and bus stop upgrades.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Cabinet Member for Frontline Services, said:
“The Council is delighted that the works undertaken in Upper Boat, Treforest have now been completed and the benefits of improved traffic flow can now be enjoyed by everyone.
“Refurbishment of local bus stops and additional work to assist the flow of traffic in general and buses in particular has been an on-going priority for the Council since 2009. The extra funding we received earlier this year will continue to further enhance the works that have already been undertaken to improve public transport infrastructure in Rhondda Cynon Taf, and on this important corridor into Cardiff.
“We are committed to delivering public transport services, in partnership with operators and other agencies that meet the needs of our many residents.
The Council would kindly request that motorists in the area take note of the traffic signs, road markings and signalling that has been installed as this will have changed. The Council would also like to thank those who have been affected by the works for their patience and support whilst the works have been carried out.