The Council will undertake essential bridge repairs and road resurfacing at the Sardis Gyratory in Pontypridd this summer – requiring temporary traffic management over the coming weeks.

The necessary project will allow the Council to make joint repairs to the Sardis Road/Mill Street bridges and carriageway resurfacing along sections of the gyratory system. Repairing structures and future-proofing roads are important priorities for the Council’s ongoing investment in its Highways. Funded by #RCTinvest, the £23.6m Highways Capital Programme for 2018/19 follows the £20m investment in Highways and Transportation schemes in 2017/18.

The first works associated with the Sardis Gyratory project will start on Monday, July 16 – and the entire scheme will be completed by September.

From July 16, one of the two right-turn lanes on the gyratory system, near Sardis House, will be brought out of use for the duration of the scheme. However, vehicles will still be able to continue in this direction on the gyratory. Meanwhile, the cycle and pedestrian route at Old Sardis Road, through the centre of the gyratory, will be brought out of use for the entire scheme.

The most significant road closure will take place at Mill Street, in a south-easterly direction from its junction with Rhondda Road, as well as the unnamed link road between Rhondda Road and Mill Street. As indicated on the map, the alternative route for motorists is via Rhondda Road. Please note, these works were due to begin on Wednesday, July 25, but have now been rearranged to start on Monday, August 6 – with the closure at Mill Street coming into force in the early hours of the morning. Click here to see a large version of the above map

The Council has now confirmed details of the overnight road closures of the entire gyratory and Catherine Street, which includes the ongoing closure at Mill Street.

Two overnight road closures (8pm to 6am) are required. These will be from Friday evening to Saturday morning (August 10-11) and Monday evening to Tuesday morning (August 13-14) subject to weather conditions. Bus stops at Catherine Street and Sardis Road will be taken out of use during the closure periods only. Please use Pontypridd Bus Station to access all bus services during these times.

Please see the map below outlining the closure and diversion routes – which will be clearly signposted for motorists.

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Finally, a number of overnight lane closures will take place throughout the project – but these will not include any route closures. The Council will communicate details of these on social media as the scheme progresses.

The Council would like to thank residents for their cooperation throughout this scheme, which is essential to carry out bridge repairs and road resurfacing.

Posted on Thursday 9th August 2018

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