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The Council will begin culvert repairs in Treforest next week to alleviate the risk of flooding during heavy rainfall – requiring phased periods of work at Duke Street and New Park Terrace. 

Works will include repairs to the highway drainage network at the two streets, requiring traffic management for the duration of the scheme. The location of the lights will change in phases, to reduce the impact on residents’ parking.

The scheme begins on Monday, November 11, and is scheduled to last approximately eight weeks. The Council has appointed Horan Construction Limited as the contractor responsible for carrying out the scheme.

The scheme is part-funded by a £95,000 local developer contribution, with the remainder through #RCTinvest – as the Council continues to provide significant funding to alleviate flooding in areas considered to be at risk. A £550,000 investment for Flood Drainage and Flood Risk Management is identified within the £25.9m Highways Capital Programme for 2019/20.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “This scheme in Treforest is another example of the Council providing important funding to protect communities from the risk of flooding – with targeted schemes identified through our Capital Programme for Highways and Transportation.

“Five culvert repair projects were announced in April 2019 for Gilfach Goch, Treherbert, Cwmpennar, Hendreforgan and Ynysybwl, after the Council delivered flood alleviation schemes in Abercwmboi, Cwmparc and Mountain Ash. This Autumn, culvert replacements are taking place at Heol Pendarren in Rhigos and Hirwaun Recreation Ground – while culvert repairs began recently at Cymmer Road in Porth and Cardiff Road/Dyffryn Road in Rhydyfelin.

“The upcoming works in Treforest will be carried out in phases over eight weeks, to minimise the impact on residents. The Council has secured £95,000 funding for this scheme alongside our #RCTinvest contribution – and Officers will work closely with the contractor to ensure good progress is made.”

Posted on Tuesday 5th November 2019

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