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Drainage improvement scheme to begin in Aberdare

The Council will shortly begin a drainage improvement scheme at two streets within Aberdare – requiring temporary traffic lights at a section of Cardiff Road for a short period of time, to facilitate the works. 

The work along Maesyffynnon Lane and Cardiff Road – starting on Monday, November 25 – will include repairs to the ordinary watercourse, achieved by lining the networks and re-constructing a manhole within the carriageway. The work will help alleviate the risk of flooding during periods of heavy rainfall.

The Council has secured £85,000 grant funding from Welsh Government for this £99,000 scheme, with the remaining contribution from #RCTinvest.

The work is due to be completed in December 2019, and temporary traffic lights will be required at Cardiff Road only, for a small duration within the wider works period. The Council has appointed Calibre Contracting as the contractor with responsibility for delivering this scheme.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “These works in Aberdare represent the latest targeted scheme this autumn, to help alleviate the risk of flooding within local communities. Culvert repairs recently began at Hirwaun Recreation Ground and Heol Pendarren in Rhigos, while repair work was also carried out at the A4058 Cymmer Road during the October half term.

“Earlier this month, culvert repairs started at Cardiff Road and Dyffryn Road in Rhydyfelin, as well as Duke Street and New Park Terrace in Treforest.

“I’m pleased we’ve secured important external funding towards the upcoming scheme in Aberdare, to complement our own significant funding through #RCTinvest – with a £550,000 investment for Flood Drainage and Flood Risk Management identified within our £25.9m Capital Programme for 2019/20.

“The Council will work closely with its contractor to ensure the works in Aberdare are completed as quickly as possible. There will be no disruption to residents or road users for the majority of the scheme, but temporary traffic lights will be required at a section of Cardiff Road, for a short period.”

Posted on Wednesday 20th November 2019