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Maerdy Mountain Road closure, February half term

Maerdy Mountain Road will close for two days next week as the Council’s contractor repairs identified defects within a recent resurfacing scheme. The remedial works form part of the original contract and will be undertaken at no further cost to the Council.

In summer 2017, essential landslip repairs were completed at Aberdare’s end of the mountain road. Taking advantage of the required road closure, the 6km Aberdare-Maerdy route was resurfaced while road safety and drainage improvements were completed with Welsh Government Road Safety funding.

The Council’s contractor for the resurfacing scheme will now return to the site, requiring a two-day full road closure of the entire A4233 mountain route. Works will take place on Monday, February 25, and Tuesday, February 26, and the road will be closed from 7am to 5pm on both days. Access will not be maintained for emergency service vehicles or pedestrians.

These works have been scheduled during the school half term in order to minimise disruption, and ensure no school transport is affected.

During the closure periods, the 172 Aberdare to Bridgend and Porthcawl bus service will divert non-stop via Pontypridd in both directions to Tonypandy Bus Station.

In conjunction with Stagecoach, the Council will be operating a temporary shuttle bus during the closure – operating from Tylorstown Jubilee Hotel to Tonypandy Bus Station. The 172 service will wait at Tonypandy Bus Station to connect with this shuffle service, for passengers wishing to continue their journeys to Porthcawl, Bridgend, Tonyrefail, Aberdare, Maerdy, Ferndale, Tylorstown, Penrhys and Llwynypia.

Departures from Aberdare Bus Station will remain the same, but journey times will be increased. Timetable information will be available on Traveline Cymru’s website, and customer notices will be posted in the locations affected.

The Council will communicate arrangements for closing and re-opening the Maerdy Mountain Route via its social media accounts – ‘Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’ on Facebook and ‘@RCTCouncil’ on Twitter. We’d like to thank residents and commuters in advance for their cooperation.

Posted on Tuesday 19th February 2019