Swn Yr Afon

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has started work to introduce a safe crossing point in Gilfach Goch, and improve pedestrian safety near a sheltered housing accommodation.

The Council will install a new traffic signal controlled puffin crossing on Coronation Road, which fronts the Swn yr Afon Sheltered Housing. The wider scheme also includes alterations to kerb lines, as well as the installation of new street lighting, traffic signal equipment and road markings.

The Council began work on the scheme from Monday, October 9, following a £70,000 total investment. The Council has contributed £20,000, while £35,000 funding is from the REG Mynydd Windfarm Community Benefit Fund, and £15,000 was contributed by Gilfach Goch Community Council.

The scheme will last approximately four weeks, and necessary temporary traffic management will be deployed on the highway throughout the works.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “Works are now underway to improve pedestrian safety in this area of Gilfach Goch which serves sheltered housing nearby. Improving our highways is a priority for the Council through #RCTinvest, for the benefit and safety of residents.

“This £70,000 scheme has been funded by an investment through the Council’s 2017/18 Capital Programme, as well as significant contributions from the Community Council and the windfarm benefit fund. It shows that the Council is seeking external funding where possible to deliver projects locally.

“Temporary traffic management will be used to facilitate the works, and I’d like to thank local residents and road users for their cooperation throughout.”

Posted on Friday 13th October 2017

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