The Council has delivered pedestrian crossing improvements to increase safety at a busy area in Penrhiwceiber – closely following on from an upgrade to a pedestrian crossing point on the A4059 in Mountain Ash.
Work on the pedestrian crossing at B4275 Penrhiwceiber Road, near the medical centre and paddling pool, started in early March 2020. Following a pause due to the Coronavirus emergency, work resumed on site in June following social distancing guidance – and all work was completed on July 8.
This improvement scheme has been funded through #RCTinvest as part of the Council’s Capital Programme for Highways and Transportation, along with a Welsh Government grant allocated for the 2019/20 financial year.
The scheme has moved the crossing point a short distance away from the B4275’s junction with Cross Street. This has allowed kerb realignment to improve the left turn off the main road onto Cross Street. Other associated work has included electrical ducting and cabling, while the final element of the scheme has delivered carriageway resurfacing and new road markings.
All traffic management on the B4275 and at Cross Street has now ended. Globe Coaches’ Service 3 bus arrangements (Penrhiwceiber-Cefnpennar) have also returned to normal, in order to serve Woodfield Terrace.
Meanwhile, a separate scheme to upgrade a pedestrian crossing point on the A4059 in Mountain Ash, north of the Newtown junction, was completed on Friday, July 3. The work has installed a puffin crossing and delivered road resurfacing, new road markings and ducting across the highway. This scheme was delivered thanks to full funding from Welsh Government.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways and Transportation, said: “I’m pleased these schemes have now delivered upgrades to pedestrian crossing facilities at two busy locations in Penrhiwceiber and Mountain Ash. Both schemes benefitted from Welsh Government funding, as we continue to pursue external investment to complement our own funding for Highways and Transportation – which has seen £148m invested since 2015/16.
“I’d like to thank local residents and road users for their cooperation as our contractors delivered these improvements – particularly for the Penrhiwceiber scheme, which was necessarily paused as a result of the Coronavirus national health emergency, having initially started on site during early March.”
Posted on Friday 10th July 2020