Road to be resurfaced over Easter
MAJOR works on a main mountain road through Rhondda Cynon Taff will take place during the Easter holiday.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will carry out resurfacing work on a section of the Bwlch Mountain route.
The work will begin on Tuesday, April 3, and is scheduled for completion on April 9.
During the work a full closure will be in place on Rhondda Cynon Taff’s section of the A4061 Bwlch-y-Clawdd Road – between the B4223 PenTwyn Road in Treorchy and Bridgend’s section of the A4061, just beyond the road’s junction with the A4107.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and cabinet member with responsibility for highways, said: “The council has scheduled this necessary resurfacing work on the Bwlch Mountain route over Easter to future-proof the road while minimising disruption for commuters.
“It follows recent significant investment in the Maerdy and Rhigos mountain routes, delivered by the council in the past year through #RCTinvest.
“Thousands of motorists rely upon the three mountain routes each day, and the council is taking a proactive approach to ensure they are maintained and improved.
“While resurfacing work might cause short-term disruption, this investment will see the road improved for the long-term benefit of users – which is currently being experienced in Maerdy and Rhigos.”
The scheme will include carriageway resurfacing and rock netting works, and the road will reopen by Tuesday April 10.
An alternative route for motorists, from Bridgend’s side of the closure, is via the A4061 Nant-yMoel, to Blackmill, route A4093, route A4119, route A4058 to Treorchy and the A4061, to the opposite side of the closure.
This route can be travelled in reverse order for motorists travelling in the opposite direction.
The existing access for pedestrians will be maintained during the road closure, along with access for emergency service vehicles.
The council said that it will work closely with contractors to ensure the Bwlch works are completed as quickly and efficiently as possible, and will communicate arrangements to reopen the road once the works have been completed.