The Council has begun an essential repair scheme to the Pontcynon river bridge in Abercynon, funded through #RCTinvest.

The structure, which supports the B4275 near Abercynon Sports Centre, requires essential repairs to defects discovered during a number of inspections by the Council.  A total investment of £129,000 has been allocated to this scheme, included within the Council’s Highways Capital Programme for 2019/20.

Work got underway on-site on Tuesday, July 23, and the scheme will include repointing and crack repairs to the bridge structure – along with a drainage pipe extension and construction works to the river embankment. Walters UK Ltd has been appointed as the contractor responsible for delivering this scheme.

Initial works will be conducted without requiring traffic management. However, works required to remove and rebuild the bridge parapet are urgent, and will cause traffic disruption. We are working closely with our contractors to programme the works to minimise disruption. Further information will be provided as soon as practicable.

The Council is doing everything possible to avoid the conflicts of road closures in the local area.

The Council would like to thank residents for their cooperation during the works. This is an essential repair scheme which must be completed to ensure the structural safety of the Pontcynon river bridge.

Posted on Thursday 25th July 2019

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