The Council will begin a significant repair scheme to the Nant Llonydd Park footbridge, which provides an important pedestrian access between A4054 Cardiff Road and Upper Boat playing fields.
The structure will undergo a full bridge deck replacement, as the existing steel beams are in a poor condition. They will be replaced and reinforced with a concrete construction. Site setup and surveys will begin from September 14.
The bridge will be closed for the majority of the scheme – with the closure coming into effect on Monday, September 21. An alternative route for pedestrians will be via the main entrance to Upper Boat playing fields. Local residents will receive a letter outlining the nature of the required works.
The Council has appointed Calibre Contracting Ltd as the contractor with responsibility for delivering this scheme, which will last around nine weeks. All works will adhere to the latest guidance in relation to social distancing.
This £300,000 repair scheme is funded through the Council’s £25.02m Capital Programme for Highways and Transportation in 2020/21.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways and Transportation, said: “This footbridge in Upper Boat provides an important local community link, and requires a bridge deck replacement to repair and future-proof it. The Council is responsible for maintaining 1,500 highway structures across the County Borough, including bridges and walls, through targeted investment.
“A busy summer programme has seen continued progress on a number of important schemes – including Castell Ifor Bridge in Hopkinstown, St Albans Bridge in Blaenrhondda, Station Street Bridge and river wall in Treherbert and Victoria Bridge in Pontypridd. In August, retaining wall schemes got underway at Gwawr Street in Aberaman and at B4273 Ynysybwl Road. The Council also continues to assess, plan and undertake works as a result of Storm Dennis.
“The Council will work closely with its contractor to carry out the upcoming scheme in Upper Boat with as minimal disruption as possible. Local residents will receive a letter outlining the works, and I’d like to thank them in advance for their cooperation as we carry out these important improvements.”
Posted on Friday 11th September 2020