Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has started work on a repair scheme to a river bridge supporting Llantrisant Road in Pontyclun.
Repairing structures which support Rhondda Cynon Taf’s road network is a vital part of the Council’s significant funding for Highways, which saw more than £20m invested through #RCTinvest last year.
This summer, the Council is taking advantage of the school summer holiday to carry out a number of repair schemes to structures – including to a river wall in Pontygwaith and a retaining wall at Penrhys Road, as well as joint repairs to Sardis Road/Mill Street bridges at the Sardis Gyratory in Pontypridd.
The works in Pontyclun got underway on Monday, July 23, and include scour repairs, repairing the crack to the bridge’s arch barrel, re-pointing its parapets and re-surfacing the footway over the bridge. The Council allocated funding for this scheme as part of its £23.6m Highways Capital Programme for 2018/19.
The Council has appointed Dyer and Butler as the contractor to deliver this scheme, which is scheduled to last six weeks subject to good weather conditions. The project is scheduled for the school summer holiday – when it is anticipated fewer vehicles will be using the road – to minimise disruption.
The works will require lane closures at Llantrisant Road – near its junction with Ynysddu – and, as a result, three-way traffic lights will be required to carry out the works. This traffic management will begin from Monday, July 30. The lights will be manually-operated at peak times to minimise disruption.