cross valley screen

This latest drone footage shows the ongoing progress on the Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link project, as the site continues to be transformed.

The multi-million pound Cross Valley Link will see a 60-metre road bridge built from Cwm Cynon Industrial Estate to Miskin Road, providing a vital new link for traffic travelling between the A4059 and B4275. The project is a long term-aspiration for the Council and residents, and is due for completion in 2019/20.

The project’s main construction phase started in October 2018, after the Council had completed significant improvements to the A4059/Cwm Cynon Industrial Estate junction, and to Cardiff Road. A ‘ground-breaking’ event was held on site to mark the start of the main construction phase on October 16.

A number of activities have since been ongoing on site, including earthworks, embankment construction and building retaining structures – to support the new bridge. The steel beams for the bridge itself have also been fabricated off-site, and are ready to be delivered to site during early Autumn 2019.

    

Another important progress area on site is the diversion of the Cynon Valley trunk sewer, out of the alignment of the bridge’s central pier.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “The latest footage from the Cross Valley Link site shows the continued progress made by the Council’s contractor on this important scheme – which will greatly improve traffic flow in and around communities in Mountain Ash, and for commuters on the wider A4059 stretch through the Cynon Valley.

“Recent activity on site has focused on building support structures in readiness for the construction of the bridge itself later this year, while important work to divert a sewer has been ongoing by Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water. The Council continues to provide financial support to the project, alongside significant support we’ve received from Welsh Government.

“These are very exciting times in Rhondda Cynon Taf, with a number of the Council’s major Highways and Regeneration schemes gathering momentum. The Llys Cadwyn development in Pontypridd Town Centre continues to make visible progress on site, while the Council received very positive feedback in recent consultations for the A4119 dualling at Coedely/Ynysmaerdy and the Llanharan Bypass – which will be delivered in future financial years.

“The Cross Valley Link has the potential to make a huge difference to communities in Mountain Ash, and I’m looking forward to seeing the next phases of the project later this year – including the bridge construction itself.”

Posted on Tuesday 23rd April 2019

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