The Council will undertake overnight works throughout August to improve safety at the A4119 Ynysmaerdy (Royal Glamorgan Hospital) roundabout – as part of pre-works for the future dualling scheme.

The roundabout works get underway on Monday, August 12, with each night of work scheduled from 8pm to 6am to minimise disruption. No road closure will be required, with only single lane closures utilised on the roundabout.

The scheme will improve the safety barriers on the A4119 southern arm of the roundabout, including installation of an anti-glare screen. The roundabout will also be re-lined. The work is intended to slow traffic on this busy roundabout to enable safer access and egress to Ynysmaerdy, and the hospital.

White lining work has been scheduled for August 12 – but could be moved to another day later in the week if there is poor weather. Barrier works will take place from August 19-23, while an additional night of work is required in the week commencing August 26. The scheme will be completed in August 2019.

This scheme has been wholly funded by the Welsh Government’s Local Transport Network Fund (LTNF). The Council has appointed Centre Great as the contractor responsible for delivering this scheme.

The project forms part of pre-works for the future A4119 dualling scheme, which will see a 1.3km section of the major commuter route dualled between Coedely and Ynysmaerdy, to increase traffic flow at peak times. In July 2019, Cabinet agreed to progress key elements of the scheme, including a proposed new access to the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service headquarters.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “These are pre-works to the A4119 dualling scheme which, once delivered in the future, will have a huge economic benefit to the Rhondda Gateway. The upcoming works near the Royal Glamorgan Hospital will improve the safety barriers and re-line the roundabout, in order to improve safety for motorists.

“The Council has welcomed funding for the roundabout works from Welsh Government, as we continue to pursue external funding where possible to complement our significant highways investment through #RCTinvest. In total, £25.9m is being invested in Highways and Transportation schemes this year – which follows £23.6m funding for the service in 2018/19.

“The upcoming scheme is expected to cause minimal disruption to motorists and local residents, with all works scheduled overnight. The Council will work closely with its contractor to ensure the scheme is completed on schedule."

Posted on Thursday 8th August 2019

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