The Council will begin work on a flood alleviation scheme at Aberhondda Road in Porth to help tackle an existing drainage issue – utilising funding from #RCTinvest, Welsh Water and the Coal Authority.
The £126,000 scheme, which will be delivered thanks to the combined funding sources, will begin in the week commencing Monday, February 25. It is part of the Council’s ongoing £23.6m Highways Capital Programme, which has allocated £300,000 to Land Drainage and Flood Risk Management schemes throughout 2018/19.
The scheme includes the installation of a new drainage system, which will assist in controlling an existing ground water issue affecting a footway at Aberhondda Road – which has the potential to affect the boundaries of nearby properties. The work is expected to last around nine weeks.
The Council has received £41,580 funding from the Coal Authority for this scheme, while £37,800 has also been received from Welsh Water. The Council has appointed Alun Griffiths Ltd as the contractor.
Works will take place off the highway and therefore no traffic management is required. Disruption to the wider community is expected to be minimal.
Posted on Wednesday 20th February 2019