Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is putting arrangements in place to safely switch on the traffic lights at Talbot Green Roundabout, in the final stages of the multi-million pound improvement scheme.

The major developer-funded scheme, with additional Council investment through #RCTinvest, is making significant improvements to the layout of the roundabout – including increasing the number of entry lanes, introducing traffic lights and a reduced speed limit of 40mph.

Final re-surfacing works have been ongoing under overnight closures. Detailed snagging of the works has identified some defective areas of new road surfacing, which are best rectified before the traffic signals are commissioned and traffic management removed.

The works are now likely to extend into the week commencing Monday, August 14.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “The Council is working closely with its Contractor to finalise a completion programme to ensure the switch to a signalised roundabout is as smooth as possible.

“The final stages of the scheme are taking longer than initially expected, and I’d like to thank residents for their cooperation while the Council and its Contractor work hard to complete this major scheme.

“Once completed, the new roundabout layout will considerably improve traffic flow travelling north/south between the Rhondda and Ely Valleys and the M4, which often acts a bottle-neck to motorists at peak times.”

The Council will communicate any further updates about the conclusion of the scheme as soon as possible.

Posted on Wednesday 9th August 2017

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