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Improvements to busy Aberdare roundabout complete

A new dedicated lane has now been installed to help ease congestion on a busy Cynon Valley roundabout. 

Aberdare Roundabout1Thanks to Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s multi-million-pound (£23m) Highways, Transportation, Infrastructure and Strategic Projects (HTISP) Investment Programme, road users in Aberdare will now reap the benefits of work that began earlier this month on Ynys roundabout, Aberdare. 

Works to this strategic roundabout are complete and it now features a new dedicated left turn lane towards Cwmbach. This will take turning traffic out of the south-bound flows and reduce the potential for congestion on the approach to the roundabout.

These works have been part funded by Coleg y Cymoedd and will now help ensure traffic flows freely when the new site, near Robertstown, Aberdare, is completed in late 2017. 

The remaining funding has been allocated from the £23m investment scheme which is set to run over the next three years and is part of the wider £200m RCTinvest scheme.

This multi-million-pound project sees the Council allocate significant funds to its key priority areas, including; Leisure and Outdoor Leisure Facilities, Play Areas, Highways and Structures, Transport Infrastructure, Flood Alleviation, Schools, Recycling Facilities, Housing and Town and Village Centres. 

Over £53m has already been invested in improving and repairing the County Borough’s Highways and Transportation Infrastructures and on Strategic Projects since 2011.

The HTISP Investment scheme has already benefitted 54 streets/roads/footpaths and over 1689 pot holes have been filled in just two months.  As the programme ploughs ahead even more streets, roads, towns and villages right across the County Borough will reap the benefit of the multi-million-pound programme. 

This work demonstrates Rhondda Cynon Taf Council's commitment to maintain and improve the road infrastructure for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors alike.