Road Laying - Men at Work - Road Surface - Highways-17

Council will carry out a quarter-of-a-million pound road resurfacing scheme on the A4058 in Ystrad, which will be started over Whitsun to minimise disruption to residents and businesses.

The major £250,000 scheme will see resurfacing works along the A4058 through Ystrad (at Ystrad Road, Willam Street and Gelligaled Road). This is the section of the A4058 between its junction with Tyisaf Road and the bottom of Penrhys Hill. The road is currently in a very poor condition, and the works will include full carriageway resurfacing for the benefit of road users.

The works are likely to last up to a fortnight, and will take place from Tuesday, May 29. They will be undertaken using temporary traffic management, completed in ‘rolling’ phases focusing on one section of the road at a time.

Meanwhile, emergency resurfacing will take place at Partridge Square in Llwynypia, following on from the Ystrad scheme. These £40,000 works will also be completed utilising traffic management in the local area.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “The Council is committed to improving its Highways as a priority through #RCTinvest, and this includes making repairs to roads where needed. Following two periods of severe winter weather this year, the Council has allocated extra funding for repair schemes, over and above its significant Highways Capital Programme.

“The Council has carried out a number of recent surfacing schemes – including at the A4058 between Hopkinstown and Trehafod, and at Merthyr Road through Llwydcoed. It follows significant resurfacing works on the Maerdy and Rhigos Mountain roads last year, and thousands of road users who rely upon these routes every day are now seeing the benefit of the works.

“The Council is investing £250,000 to resurface a substantial section of the A4058 in Ystrad, between its junction with Tyisaf Road and the bottom of Penrhys Hill. The scheme is over a significant stretch of road in a busy area, and to minimise disruption it has been scheduled to start over Whitsun.

"This scheme is likely to cause disruption, but it is being carried out for the long-term benefit of road users, by significantly improving the road’s condition. I’d like to thank residents and road users for their cooperation in advance.”

Posted on Monday 21st May 2018

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