Contractors announced for Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is delighted to announce the main contractors for its flagship Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link scheme – a major landmark for the multi-million pound project which will be delivered by 2020.
Council Leader Andrew Morgan recently visited Cwm Cynon Industrial Estate with representatives from Walters Group and Sisk Group, who have been chosen by the Local Authority as the successful applicant to deliver the major scheme in a joint venture.
The overall scheme will see a 60-metre bridge built from Cwm Cynon Industrial Estate to Miskin Road, over the Aberdare-Cardiff railway line and the River Cynon. It will provide a key link for traffic travelling on the A4059 and B4275, relieving congestion at Mountain Ash and the wider A4059/B4275 corridor.
Walters-Sisk will design and build the bridge structure – including a new junction on the bridge linking to B4275 Miskin Road, which will be controlled by traffic lights. The contractors will also be responsible for delivering major improvements to Miskin Road, which include converting it from a one-way single carriageway to a two-way double carriageway.
The contractor will also deliver changes to the existing road layout in and around Miskin Road, which would see Glyngwyn Street’s junction with Penrhiwceiber Road closed to traffic, with turning facilities and public parking provided in the redundant carriageway in front of Navigation Villas.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “The Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link has long been an aspiration for the local community, and by announcing the contractor for the main part of the scheme the Council has showed that real progress is being made to make it a reality.
“We are very pleased that Walters Group and Sisk Group are on board for this scheme in a joint venture, and we look forward to working with them on this vitally-important project – which is due for completion by 2020.
“The scheme will vastly improve traffic flow on the A4059/B4275 corridor, as well as traffic in and around Mountain Ash at peak times. I’m looking forward to seeing the progress made by Walters-Sisk in the coming weeks and months as they deliver this vitally-important project.”
To date, £7.551m has been allocated to the overall scheme following significant investment from the Council and the Welsh Government – to which £3.601m can be attributed. Its latest funding of £1.5m was announced in March 2017 as part of its Local Transport Fund grant scheme.