Posted on Wednesday 20th June 2012
Works to alleviate flooding in the Cilfynydd area are now underway, thanks to Rhondda Cynon Taf Council.
Over £350,000 is being spent in the area that will provide improved flood protection to Cilfynydd Road, Bedw Road and A470 Trunk Road all of which have been subjected to flooding over the last few years. This work will significantly reduce the risk of flooding to the properties and highways in this area.
The flood risk occurs due to a problem with an existing culvert situated beneath Cilfynydd Road. In times of heavy rainfall the culvert overflows causing surface water to flow down and accumulate onto Bedw Road and Cilfynydd Road with the added danger of flooding of the southbound carriageway of the A470.
To reduce the flood risk the Council are developing a new culvert through Bodwenarth Quarry and onto the river the opposite side of the A470.
During the works the local community may experience some minor disruption as temporary 3-way traffic lights will be in place along Cilfynydd Road and Bedw Road to allow access for the contractors to the site. Residents are asked to bear with the Council as this scheme will greatly benefit them in the long term. Works are programmed to be completed within 12 weeks.
Cabinet Member for Frontline Services, Cllr Andrew Morgan said: “This part of Cilfynydd has suffered from flooding for a number of years and I am very pleased that the project is now underway to minimise and eradicate some of that risk. We look forward to seeing all the improvements that this scheme will bring to the area.
“As a Council we are doing all we can to implement this scheme for the village and hope residents will remain patient with us during the forthcoming series of works that will be undertaken in the vicinity of their homes.”
“The risk of flooding significantly increases where there is illegal tipping of rubbish in and around the streams and culverts. We therefore request that the general public only uses official and legal means for disposal of their rubbish.
For further information please call 01443 425001.