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The Council has begun an important maintenance scheme on a footbridge located at the A4119 Williamstown Roundabout.

The scheme, funded through #RCTinvest, got underway on Monday, September 16 – but initial work does not require any traffic management. Work includes repainting the bridge beams, which will protect the steel from deterioration and ensure the footbridge can continue to serve the community.

The footbridge will remain open for pedestrians throughout the length of the scheme, which is expected to be completed during late October 2019.

The current work is taking place through the day, but painting the main span over the A4119 requires temporary traffic lights at Williamstown Roundabout – and has therefore been scheduled overnight. This element of the scheme will start on September 23 and end on September 30 – utilising 9pm-5.30am shifts, subject to weather conditions.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “The Council is responsible for the maintenance and repair of 1,500 structures across the County Borough – from culverts to retaining walls and bridges.

“The scheme is part of the £25.9m Highways Capital Programme for 2019/20, which continues to prioritise this service area through #RCTinvest. It follows a £23.9m investment in Highways and Transportation schemes last year.

“The footbridge scheme in Williamstown got underway on September 16 without traffic management, but temporary lights will be required for around a week from September 23 – to ensure public safety. In order to minimise disruption to the A4119, this work will take place overnight. I’d like to thank residents and road users in advance for their cooperation.”

Posted on Wednesday 18th September 2019

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