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Cwmbach Roundabout improvement works

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will soon start works at Cwmbach Roundabout as part of its latest project to improve traffic flow along the A4059 corridor.

In the past year, through #RCTinvest, the Council has invested in a series of schemes to improve the main road through the Cynon Valley. They include new turning lanes at the Ynys and Asda roundabouts, as well as right turn lanes off the A4059 at Mountain Ash – whilst good progress continues to be made with the Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link.

Thanks to £225,000 funding via the Council’s Making Better Use programme for 2017/18, Cwmbach Roundabout will be improved this summer.

Works will include widening the carriageway where Canal Road meets the roundabout, enabling the two-lane approaches in both directions to be increased in length. The project will also provide right turn holding lanes at the two junctions nearest the roundabout.

Meanwhile, following a separate £90,000 investment by the Council, the road between the Cwmbach and Asda roundabouts will be re-surfaced.

The whole project, lasting around five weeks, will start on Monday, July 10.

And, later this year, it will be complemented by further works on the A4059 at Cwmbach, where two right turn lanes will be created for traffic turning into the Marpol Vehicles and Sparesworld businesses, and the nearby petrol station. Ground investigations took place during April.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “This combined £315,000 investment again shows the Council’s commitment to improving the A4059, following recent works at Aberdare, Cwmbach and Mountain Ash, and the ongoing work on the Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link.

“Thousands of people rely upon this road each day, which is why the Council has invested so significantly to improve traffic flow at peak travel times.

“The latest works in Cwmbach will see the road widened and the two-lane approaches to the roundabout lengthened. Works will also include provision of right turn holding lanes to the two junctions nearest the roundabout.

“The Council is also taking the opportunity to re-surface the carriageway leading to the Asda roundabout – which itself benefited from a new dedicated turn lane last year. These schemes continue to show that improving our highways is a priority for this Council, through #RCTinvest.”

The Cwmbach Roundabout works will be carried out maintaining two-way traffic flow where possible – especially at peak times. Temporary traffic lights will be used when required, but only outside of peak times.

In order to re-surface the roundabout and the carriageway leading to Asda roundabout, each section of road will need to be temporarily closed. These will take place on a Sunday to minimise disruption.

Details of any closures will be communicated by the Council through its social media accounts – @RCTCouncil on Twitter, and Rhondda Cynon Taf Council on Facebook.