The Council has now completed the major £680,000 improvements to the Llantrisant Road/Gwaunmiskin Road junction in Beddau, having undertaken an additional £180,000 resurfacing scheme in the area.
The junction, known locally as Beddau Halt, has benefitted from significant road safety improvements – including alterations to the junction alignment, new traffic signals with pedestrian crossing facilities, carriageway and footway construction, drainage works and new street lighting. The road’s speed limit has also been reduced from 40mph to 30mph.
The Council has received significant investment in order to deliver the Beddau Halt scheme, and the latest grant funding of £394,000 was announced by the Welsh Government in April, as part of its Road Safety Grant for 2018/19. In total, the Council received £604,000 funding from the Welsh Government for this project over two years.
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The junction improvements were completed following a final surfacing of the area, carried out over two weekends in early July. The traffic signals were commissioned in mid-July, and have been fully-operational since.
The Council then undertook a large resurfacing scheme at Gwaunmiskin Road, thanks to an additional investment through #RCTinvest. This scheme resurfaced almost 700m of the road, continuing the Council’s significant effort to future-proof carriageways and footways across the County Borough.
These resurfacing works have now been completed, bringing to an end all of the works in the local area – which includes the wider Beddau Halt project.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “I am pleased that the major Beddau Halt junction improvements have now been completed, as well as the additional resurfacing scheme to future-proof a large section of Gwaunmiskin Road. The two projects have seen a total investment of £860,000 in this busy area, which will benefit people who rely upon this road.
“The Beddau Halt scheme has long been an aspiration locally, and the Council has delivered these significant road safety improvements thanks to support from the Welsh Government. The Council continues to seek external investment to help deliver local schemes, complementing our own #RCTinvest funding. More than £20m was invested in Highways schemes in 2017/18, which is followed by the £23.6m Highways Capital Programme for 2018/19.
“The Council took the opportunity to resurface almost 700m of Gwaunmiskin Road on the back of the Beddau Halt scheme. It is the latest major resurfacing scheme to be carried out in 2018/19 – as 22,000 tonnes of Tarmac has been laid over 130,000sq/m since April, including projects at Bwlch Mountain Road, the A4058 at Ystrad, Trehafod Roundabout and Merthyr Road in Llwydcoed.
“I’d like to thank residents for their cooperation during the essential works in Beddau to deliver both schemes – especially during the two weekend closures in early July which were necessary for the final surfacing of the junction, and during the recent resurfacing at Gwaunmiskin Road.
"The two schemes have now been completed, with residents and commuters able to benefit from this significant investment in the local road network.”
Posted on Tuesday 7th August 2018