**Please note, this scheme was initially due to begin on February 17, but was postponed due to Storm Dennis. It has been re-arranged to start on March 2.
Drainage work as part of Pontypridd’s Llys Cadwyn development will start in mid-February – requiring a section of Crossbrook Street to close and vehicles directed to Gas Road Car Park through Taff Street.
Contractor Willmott Dixon is making excellent progress in constructing the Council’s major office-led, mixed-use development on the former Taff Vale site – which has the potential to bring hundreds of jobs to Pontypridd. The first of the three new Llys Cadwyn buildings will be handed over to the Council in February, as the exciting development enters its final stages throughout 2020.
Transport for Wales will occupy 3 Llys Cadwyn (nearest Gas Road Car Park), 2 Llys Cadwyn (centre building) will include office floorspace and a food/drink unit, and 1 Llys Cadwyn (nearest Bridge Street) will house a 21st Century library, Council customer contact point and brand new leisure/fitness centre.
The upcoming essential drainage work will start on Monday, February 17 and last up to 17 weeks. It is not possible to complete this work without closing the lower section of Crossbrook Street, in the interest of public safety. Closing the road will also ensure this work can be completed more efficiently and quickly.
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During the work, the Taff Street automated bollard will be temporarily taken out of operation, with the Town Centre’s restricted access for motorists (usually between 11am and 3pm each day) being temporarily lifted. No parking will be permitted on Taff Street/High Street between 11am and 3pm, and increased enforcement activity will be ongoing during the works.
Motorists wishing to access Gas Road Car Park will be signposted through Taff Street, taking a left turn at Game and onto Temperance Place (as illustrated on the map). Vehicles will be directed out of the car park via Gas Road and then turning left at Game – through Taff Street and High Street, to join Sardis Road (A4058) near Pontypridd Railway Station.
Temporary traffic control will be in operation and will be further enhanced during peak times to ensure the impact is minimised as much as possible. Remedial work within Gas Road Car Park will be undertaken before the main work starts on February 17, and may cause some disruption to users.
Gas Road Car Park will remain open throughout the work, but its capacity will be reduced as a section of the car park will be used as a site compound. The Council advises that, if possible, motorists should use nearby long-stay car parks at Goods Yard, Millfield, Berw Road or Sardis Road as an alternative.
The number 99 bus service from Pontypridd Bus Station, which is the only current bus service that travels directly through the Town Centre, will continue to operate as normal – though each journey may take slightly longer due to the presence of other vehicles driving through Taff Street.
Before the closure, the Council will engage with Your Pontypridd with a view to ensuring businesses are well-informed about these temporary measures.
The Council and Willmott Dixon would like to thank residents, local businesses and visitors to Pontypridd Town Centre for their patience and cooperation during the upcoming works. This is a necessary scheme as the Llys Cadwyn project enters its final stages, in order to complete essential drainage connections.
As the work is coming to an end, the Council will communicate full details about the reopening of Crossbrook Street, which will see the current permanent traffic arrangements reverted back to.
Posted on Wednesday 26th February 2020