Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has completed works at Cwmbach Roundabout in its latest investment to improve traffic flow on the A4059 corridor.
Thanks to a £225,000 investment through the Council’s 2017/18 Making Better Use programme, improvement works got underway at the roundabout in July – scheduled for the school summer holidays to minimise disruption.
The investment included widening the carriageway where Canal Road meets the roundabout, enabling the two-lane approaches in both directions to be increased in length. Right-turn holding lanes have also been provided at the two junctions nearest the roundabout.
The project is the latest in a series of recent schemes on the main artery road through the Cynon Valley, to improve traffic flow at peak times. The Council has invested in new turning lanes at the Ynys and Asda roundabouts, as well as right-turn lanes on the A4059 at Mountain Ash.
Meanwhile, good progress continues to be made on the Council’s flagship Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link scheme, while a project to implement new right-turn lanes near the petrol station in Cwmbach will begin shortly.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “The £225,000 investment by the Council is the latest in improving traffic flow on the A4059 corridor, which is a priority issue for the Council. Thousands of residents and visitors to Rhondda Cynon Taf rely upon this road, which is why the Council continues to significantly invest in it, through #RCTinvest.
“With work progressing on the flagship Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link scheme, as well as the upcoming works to create two right-turn lanes on the A4059 at Cwmbach, the Council continues to show it will invest in and future-proof this key route for the benefit of local residents and commuters.”
Posted on Friday 8th September 2017