Cross Valley Link 2

Further progress has been made on Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s landmark Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link project – with works currently ongoing at Cwm Cynon Industrial Estate.

Since planning permission was granted for the project on March 16, advanced ecological mitigation works began on the industrial estate with removal of trees and shrubs, and reptile translocation that is still ongoing.

The project will see a 60m bridge built over the Aberdare-Cardiff railway line and the River Cynon, from Cwm Cynon Industrial Estate to Miskin Road, by 2019/20. The road will provide a new link for traffic travelling on the A4059 and the B4275, easing traffic congestion in and around Mountain Ash.

The design process identified several parcels of land the Council must acquire for the project – and progress has been made with this.

During early May 2017, an application to relocate four garages on Miskin Terrace will be determined. A planning application will also be made in May 2017, for the change of use of land adjacent to a property on Miskin Terrace, to replace the loss of garden area.

Nigel Wheeler, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Director for Highways and Streetcare Services, said: “Good progress has been made on the Council’s major Cross Valley Link project since planning permission was granted in March – including ecological mitigation works continuing on site.

“With regard to upcoming planning applications and the necessary acquisition of land, the Council has, and continues to, work with all affected landowners to ensure the project progresses with as minimal impact as possible.”

Subject to necessary agreements, it is envisaged that construction of the new garages and garden work at Miskin Terrace will start by early autumn 2017. Modifications to the Cardiff Road junction on the Cwm Cynon Industrial Estate will start during the summer, with junction works on the A4059 following on.

Posted on Wednesday 3rd May 2017

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