Heol Miskin

The Council will begin significant works at Heol Miskin in Pontyclun, in order to rebuild two sections of a retaining wall and carry out stabilisation works following a historical landslip.

The separate stages of the scheme will take place consecutively – and the project has also been scheduled to coincide with Wales and West Utilities’ works required on the B4264. This will ensure both projects will be completed under the same period of traffic management, to minimise overall disruption. The scheme begins on Monday, February 4, and will last around 14 weeks.

The rebuilding of the retaining wall will take place along the stretch of Heol Miskin between the Heol-y-Bryn and Miskin Crescent roundabouts. The sections of wall to be replaced are 19 metres and 38 metres long respectively. This will require temporary traffic management, including traffic signals and a lane closure – which will facilitate both the Council’s and Wales and West Utilities’ schemes.

The landslip remediation works will take place to the south of Miskin Crescent roundabout, on the slope towards the River Ely. These works will ensure stabilisation of the highway. A temporary bus stop and pedestrian footpath will be required during the works, on the northbound section of the road.

This £150,000 scheme, delivered through #RCTinvest, was included in the Council’s £23.6m Highways Capital Programme for 2018/19. The Council has appointed ERH as the contractor to deliver this scheme.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “This scheme in Pontyclun will future-proof a retaining wall by rebuilding it in two places, while stabilisation work will also be completed following a historical landslip.

“The Council’s Highways Capital Programme for 2018/19 has included a number of important schemes to repair structures which support our road network. This has included river wall repairs in Porth and Pontygwaith, along with bridge repairs at the Sardis Gyratory in Pontypridd, Cardiff Road in Aberaman and Llantrisant Road in Pontyclun. Retaining wall repairs at Penrhys Road have also been completed since the New Year.

“For the upcoming scheme in Pontyclun, the Council has been working closely with Wales and West Utilities to coincide with their necessary works at Heol Miskin – and by using one period of traffic management for both schemes, we are minimising the long-term disruption to residents and road users.

"The Council will work with its contractor to keep disruption to road users and pedestrians at a minimum and, to this effect, the separate stages of the Council’s scheme will be carried out one after another, to minimise disruption. I’d like to thank residents for their cooperation in advance of these works.”

Posted on Monday 4th February 2019

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