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Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has started works to deliver road safety improvements in Clydach Vale for the benefit of the community, following a £223,000 investment.

The scheme is being delivered after the Council secured £193,000 from the Welsh Government’s Road Safety Grant – while the Local Authority is also investing £30,000 through its ongoing #RCTinvest scheme.

The works will see a 20mph zone implemented through Court Street, Clydach Road and Wern Street, along with surrounding side streets. The existing pelican crossing on Court Street will be raised, while a new zebra crossing will be installed outside Cwm Clydach Primary School – also on a raised plateau. A series of raised road features are proposed along the 20mph route.

The wider works will also deliver improvements including carriageway and footway surfacing, as well as drainage works.

Works got underway in the week commencing Monday, February 5, and temporary traffic signal control will be utilised where necessary throughout the duration of the works. They will last approximately six weeks, and will take place outside of peak travel hours where possible.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “The Council has secured significant investment from the Welsh Government for this road safety scheme in Clydach Vale – while also contributing £30,000 through our ongoing #RCTinvest scheme, in which Highway investment is a priority.

“This is another example of the Council securing external funding for Highway projects, which is important to complement our own significant investment in this area. The Council recently announced it had received an additional £1.39m for local Highway schemes in 2017/18 from the Welsh Government. – adding to the £19.56m already committed by the Local Authority in 2017/18.

"The road safety scheme in Clydach Vale will improve road safety in the local area, which also serves a primary school. The scheme will introduce a 20mph zone on three roads and surrounding side streets. The Council will work to complete this scheme with as minimal disruption as possible.”

Posted on Thursday 8th February 2018

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