Cardiff road

The Council will begin work to replace a grass verge with a new footway at the northern end of A4054 Cardiff Road, to the south of Nantgarw Business Park.

The £40,000 scheme will create a two metre-wide footway next to the northbound bus stop on Cardiff Road, which is located opposite the bus stop serving the southbound lane. The project is being wholly funded by the Welsh Government, in support of the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013.

The scheme will link the existing footways to either side of the grass verge, helping to create a safer passage for pedestrians in this busy area.

Works will begin on Monday, January 14, and are scheduled to last around four weeks. Work will be carried out maintaining a two-way traffic flow on Cardiff Road, requiring a narrowing of the northbound carriageway.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “The Council has welcomed the important funding from the Welsh Government to carry out this footway scheme in Nantgarw. Securing external investment to improve our Highways remains a priority, complementing our own significant #RCTinvest funding and the £23.6m Highways Capital Programme for 2018/19.

“The Council is also continuing to support and promote Active Travel within its local communities, having submitted an Integrated Network Map to Welsh Government in February 2018. This outlines the cycling and walking routes we plan to deliver in the next 15 years, and is available to view online.

“The footway scheme near Nantgarw Business Park will create a safer walking route for pedestrians in a busy area. During the estimated four weeks of work, a two-way flow of traffic will be maintained for traffic.”

Posted on Tuesday 8th January 2019

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