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The Council has delivered a scheme to extend the bus lane at Bridge Street Roundabout in Pontypridd onto the A470 slip road, in order to improve traffic flow for buses during peak travel periods.

The scheme at the busy A470 interchange, which got underway in March 2019, has been delivered on schedule – and the extended bus lane adjacent to Ynysangharad War Memorial Park was brought into operation on Friday, May 17. The 30m extension was achieved by building into the grass verge.

The scheme was funded by Welsh Government and the Council’s Highways Capital Programme, through the Making Better Use Programme. The main works followed utility diversions which took place throughout January and February 2019, which were delivered as a necessary part of the scheme.

Following completion of works, the pedestrian crossing at the slip road traffic lights is now reopen – along with the adjacent crossing point which provides a pedestrian link from Bridge Street Roundabout to Brown Lenox Road.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “I’m pleased that this scheme at Bridge Street Roundabout has been completed on schedule, as the Council invests £25.9m through its Highways Capital Programme for 2019/20 – which follows a £23.6m investment in the service during 2018/19.

“The work was completed with the two slip road lanes in operation at all times – as the Council worked closely with its contractor to ensure traffic flow was maintained at the A470 interchange. This was with the exception of a planned closure on Sunday, May 12, which was necessary to resurface the road.

"I’d like to thank road users for their cooperation during this scheme, which has improved traffic flow at peak travel times – particularly for buses.”

Posted on Tuesday 21st May 2019

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