The first night-time road closures (9pm-6am) for the A4119 Coed-Ely dualling will be on August 23-24 and September 5-9 – with the road closing between Coed-Ely and the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service roundabouts.
The first works on site for the major scheme got underway on August 15, for completion in 2024. The scheme will provide 1.5km of dual carriageway and a separate shared community route from Coed Ely Roundabout to Llantrisant Business Park – as well as an active travel bridge crossing the A4119 south of Coed Ely roundabout, providing a shared community route into the village.
The scheme is being carried out with all disruptive works taking place at night, to ensure the road remains open during the day-time for the community. Road closures will only be used on limited instances, and these will be at night.
The first night works requiring road closures will take place on Tuesday, August 23, and Wednesday, August 24, and also from Monday September 5, to Friday, September 9 – from 9pm to 6am on each night.
This will enable clearance works and the setting up of the first phase of traffic management. An alternative route for motorists will be clearly signposted via the A4119 to Tonypandy Roundabout, A4058 to Pontypridd, A470 to Upper Boat, Tonteg Road, and A473 via Talbot Green and Llantrisant – as well as this route in reverse order. Access will be maintained for emergency services.
During the closure times, the Stagecoach 122 Tonypandy-Cardiff bus service will be unable to serve Tonyrefail, Trebanog and Penygraig in either direction and will run non-stop between the Royal Glamorgan Hospital and Tonypandy Bus Station, via the Church Village Bypass, Pontypridd and Porth.
Each closure night, there will be a free shuttle bus service operated by Xarrow Travel which will run in both directions, to ensure passengers can travel to all stops on the usual 122 route. It will leave Coed-Ely Post Office at 8.21pm, 9.21pm and 11.21pm, arriving at Tonypandy Bus Station at 8.44pm, 9.44pm and 11.44pm. In the opposite direction, it will leave Tonypandy Bus Station at 8.50pm, 9.50pm and 11.50pm, arriving at Coed-Ely Post Office at 9.15pm, 10.15pm and 12.15am.
Find the full shuttle bus timetable on the Council website, here.
Passengers who wish to travel to Cardiff, the Royal Glamorgan Hospital and Talbot Green should catch the shuttle bus to Tonypandy Bus Station, to meet service 122 at 8.50pm for onward transportation. Shuttle bus operator Xarrow Travel can be contacted via phone for further information, on 07967 636659.
Posted on 18/08/2022