Road to be resur­faced over Easter

Cynon Valley - - YOUR VIEWS - THOMAS DEA­CON thomas.dea­con@me­di­awales.co.uk

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.

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