The Council has secured additional Welsh Government investment to expand its safe community route scheme near Porth County Community School.
During October 2017, the Council started works to implement the scheme in Porth – which included introducing a 20mph zone at Cemetery Road as well as a new raised zebra crossing, raising two existing zebra crossings, and installing a raised plateau at the school crossing patrol location.
The works, which are in connection with the 21stCentury Schools investment in Porth, were completed by Friday, February 2. This includes the installation of the new zebra crossing near to the access of the school, which had initially been scheduled for completion during summer 2018.
However, the Council has now secured an additional investment from the Welsh Government in order to extend the safer route scheme – to include re-surfacing of the carriageway at Cemetery Road and the footway at Mount Pleasant Road. This brings the total investment for the scheme to £365,000 – which can all be attributed to the Welsh Government.
Works are now underway on these additional works, and traffic management will be required locally in order to carry out this scheme.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “The Council has secured further investment from Welsh Government for the safer community route scheme in Porth – bringing the total investment to £365,000.
“The Council continues to secure important external investment where necessary for local Highway schemes, and the significant Welsh Government funding for this project is welcomed. Any external funding complements the Local Authority’s significant funding in the wider £200m #RCTinvest scheme. Almost £20m has been allocated by the Council for Highways and Transportation schemes in 2017/18.
“The initial scheme in Porth is now complete, including the new zebra crossing near the school which was initially scheduled to take place this summer. The additional surfacing work is now underway, and the Council will work to complete this with as minimal disruption as possible.
“This scheme in Porth is being delivered alongside the significant 21st Century Schools investment to improve education provision through a new 3-16 school for the benefit of the local community.”
Posted on Wednesday 14th February 2018