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Penrhiwceiber Road to reopen following Cross Valley Link progress

The Council’s contractor for the Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link has made excellent recent progress on site, utilising a road closure this summer – and Penrhiwceiber Road will re-open under traffic lights shortly.

The Cross Valley Link consists of a 60-metre road bridge from Cwm Cynon Industrial Estate to Miskin Road, providing a vital new link over the river and railway for traffic travelling between the A4059 and B4275. It is a long-term aspiration for the Council and residents. 

The main construction phase of the scheme continues to evolve – and a necessary six-week closure at Penrhiwceiber Road has enabled further retaining wall construction and work to the parking area at Glyngwyn Street.

The road will reopen on Monday, September 2 – and further details of these arrangements will be shared on the Council’s social media accounts shortly.

Temporary traffic lights will be utilised at Penrhiwceiber Road near the Mount Pleasant Hotel for the next six weeks – to enable further progress on site.

The next major landmark on site is currently scheduled for the end of September 2019, when the main bridge structure will be lifted into place. This work is weather dependant, and further details will follow in due course.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “I’m pleased that good progress has been made by Walters-Sisk over the six-week school holiday – with the contractor taking advantage of the road closure, utilising a large workforce and extended working hours on weekdays and weekends.

“The contractor has been sharing images of its ongoing works, which have shown the extent of the activity on site. I’d like to thank local residents and road users for their continued patience throughout.

“Good progress is being made with the Cross Valley Link scheme, with the main bridge structure being lifted into place in the coming weeks – which will allow residents to see the design and scale of this project on site for the first time.

“This is one of several major highways schemes the Council is progressing – including the A4119 dualling scheme from Coedely to Ynymaerdy, the Llanharan Bypass and the A4059 Aberdare Bypass Extension, which are all making progress behind the scenes and will be delivered in the future.

“They are being delivered alongside the Council’s annual Highways Capital Programme which is investing £25.9m in local Highways and Transportation schemes in 2019/20, on top of a £23.6m investment last year – as Highways continues to be a priority area of investment through #RCTinvest.”

Posted on Tuesday 27th August 2019