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Improvements in Pontyclun

Over £80,000 has been invested to improve pedestrian crossing facilities and traffic flow along a busy section of Cowbridge Road, Pontyclun.

The new crossing adds to the extensive catalogue of investment made by  Rhondda Cynon Taf Council as part of its £33.6m Highways, Transportation, Infrastructure and Strategic Projects (HTISP) programme.

The investment  which has led to the existing Zebra crossing being replaced with a Puffin style traffic signal controlled pedestrian crossing south of the junction with Station Terrace, saw the Council contribute £75,000 and Pontyclun Community Council adding a further £10,000 to improve pedestrian crossing facilities.

Pontyclun is just one of the many areas to benefit from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s multi-million-pound #RCTinvest scheme, with well over 100 streets/roads already tackled alongside major schemes and town and village centres.

The much-needed works were carried out in a bid to improve traffic flow for motorists and enhance the safety of pedestrians at this well-used, busy crossing point.

Works have also included alterations to kerb lines, additional highway drainage, new street lighting, traffic signal equipment, carriageway re-surfacing and road markings.