The Council has completed the installation of two new right-turn lanes on the A4059 at Cwmbach, to improve traffic flow on the Cynon Valley corridor.
Works got underway during October, and the Council has now finished installing the two new lanes at the A4059 Canal Road, to provide safe holding places for vehicles turning right into the Gulf Petrol Station and Marpol Vehicles and Sparesworld businesses.
Following the completion of resurfacing works which started on Tuesday, the new lanes came into operation on Thursday, November 30.
The scheme has been wholly funded by investment secured by the Council from the Welsh Government. Works included widening the carriageway into the verge to make room for the new lanes in the centre of the road, which ensure vehicles turning right will no longer obstruct southbound traffic.
The works at Cwmbach represent the latest investment to improve traffic flow on the A4059 – the main arterial route through the Cynon Valley. It follows recent works at Cwmbach Roundabout nearby, to improve the Canal Road approaches and install new right-turn lanes.
Recently-completed projects along the Cynon Valley corridor, funded through #RCTinvest, have been completed in the last 18 months at the Asda and Ynys Roundabouts and the A4059 at Mountain Ash.
Meanwhile, good progress continues to be made with the Council’s flagship Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link scheme, with significant improvement work
s to the A4059-Cwm Cynon Industrial Estate junction underway. Construction of the link road itself, on a bridge over the River Cynon, will begin in summer 2018.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said:
“Works have now been completed on the A4059 at Cwmbach, in the latest investment scheme delivered by the Council to improve traffic flow for hundreds of commuters who rely upon the Cynon Valley corridor every day.
“The right-turn lanes near the petrol station will provide dedicated holding places for vehicles turning off the road – without obstructing the carriageway for vehicles travelling straight on. This scheme follows similar investments at Mountain Ash, and the Ynys and Asda Roundabouts recently.
“The Council has again shown that improving our highways, particularly in areas where traffic congestion is a problem at peak times, is a priority issue. The Cwmbach scheme demonstrates that on top of significant ongoing investment through #RCTinvest, the Council is also looking to secure external funding, where possible, to help deliver important improvements to our roads.”