Aberdare Bypass Closure
Posted by Lewis on the 26th March 2010
Aberdare Bypass has closed today (Friday March 26th) for work to begin on a massive £250,000 resurfacing scheme led by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council.
The major project, financed by the Heads of the Valley Fund, will totally resurface a 1.3km stretch of the A4059 as a matter of urgency
The Bypass is a major artery for motorists visiting the Cynon Valley and the improvements to the road will benefit residents and visitors alike.
It is inevitable that the works will cause delays and disruption to traffic in the Aberdare area and drivers are requested to use alternative routes where possible. In particular, through traffic could use the A465 and A470 if possible.
Guests attending tonight’s sell-out performance of the National Theatre of Wales at the Coliseum in Aberdare are urged to ensure they follow the correct diversionary route and leave plenty of time for their journey in order to arrive in time.
The extent of the resurfacing works takes place between the Depot Road roundabout at Tesco to the Harriet Street roundabout in Llwydcoed.
Motorists will be able to use a diversion route while the Bypass is closed for the works to go ahead.
Motorists are being reminded that a diversion route is available, however not all are adhering to this and are already causing some delays due to their actions.
From the north western side of the closure, they should proceed via Harriet Street and Windsor Street (B4276), B4275 to Gadlys Roundabout and A4233 to the south eastern side of the closure.
From the south eastern side of the closure the reverse of the above directions should be followed. Access will be maintained for emergency services vehicles.
Aberdare Bypass will be closed from Friday March 26th 2010 to Thursday April 1st or until the works are complete.
Works have been necessitated by the severe deterioration in the condition of the road following the severe winter weather. Due to the requirement for warmer weather to lay the surfacing material, and to take advantage of the reduced traffic levels during the school holiday, this is the earliest opportunity that the works could be carried out.
In order to take full advantage of the drier weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday the old road surface needs to be removed on Friday so works have started a day earlier than would have been ideal.