The Council will begin footway works at Dunraven Street in Tonypandy to improve a significant stretch of pavement leading into the Town Centre.

The first phase of this £100,000 scheme, funded through #RCTinvest, will see the existing footway replaced at a section of Dunraven Street from Welcome Inn to Iceland. These are additional works following a major Highways scheme delivered last year, to encourage more passing trade for businesses.

The scheme will begin from Monday, February 4, for around four weeks, and will require temporary traffic lights to safely carry out the work. The Council has appointed Alun Griffiths Ltd as the contractor for this scheme.

Access to all local premises will be maintained for pedestrians throughout the work period. Please note, the contractor requires a small area of the Council car park accessed off Bridge Street, for materials and welfare facilities.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “The Council will begin footway works along a stretch of Dunraven Street which – thanks to #RCTinvest funding – will renew the pavements for the benefit of pedestrians walking into the Town Centre. It follows the major highways scheme delivered by the Council last year to generate more passing trade for businesses.

“In 2018/19, the Council is investing £23.6m through its Highways Capital Programme, bringing the total investment over the last seven years to £91m. Cabinet has also approved a £23.5m programme, over the next three years, to continue the Council’s accelerated funding approach to maintaining its carriageways and footways – going far beyond our statutory duty in this area.

“The additional footway works for Dunraven Street will begin from February 4. The Council will work closely with its contractor to ensure there is as minimal disruption as possible for residents and visitors to the Town Centre.”

The Council would like to remind residents that parking on the new pavements in Dunraven Street not only causes damage to the work, but can also block footways and the carriageway itself. This remains a problem, and parking restrictions in the Town Centre will continue to be enforced by the Council.

Posted on Monday 4th February 2019

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