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Pedestrian crossing improvements on the A4059 in Mountain Ash

Written by on 9th June 2020

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will shortly begin work to upgrade a pedestrian crossing on the A4059 in Mountain Ash, requiring temporary traffic lights outside of peak travel hours to minimise disruption.

The existing crossing point is located just to the north of the A4059’s junction with Newtown – and work will begin in the week commencing Monday, June 15, to install a new puffin crossing. The scheme will include road resurfacing near the crossing, new road markings and ducting across the highway.

The Council has benefitted from full funding from Welsh Government to carry out this scheme, to improve safety for pedestrians and road users. The Council has appointed Alun Griffiths (Contractors) Ltd to carry out this scheme, and work will adhere to the latest social distancing guidelines.

Work will last approximately three weeks, utilising temporary traffic lights on this section of the A4059 from 9am to 3.30pm each day. A three-night road closure will be required towards the end of the scheme to complete the work – and further information about this will be communicated in due course.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways and Transportation, said: “The Council has welcomed significant funding from Welsh Government to deliver pedestrian safety improvements on the A4059 in Mountain Ash. It is important to pursue external funding to complement our own funding through #RCTinvest – which is making a £25.02m capital investment in Highways and Transportation in 2020/21 as part of a wider £148m investment since 2015/16.

“The upcoming scheme in Mountain Ash is one of a number of pedestrian crossing improvements that we are making within our local communities – including a recently-completed scheme at Brithweunydd Road in Trealaw and an ongoing scheme on the B4275 in Penrhiwceiber. The Penrhiwceiber project has around two weeks of work remaining once our contractor is able to resume on site, following a current pause due to the Coronavirus national emergency.

“The upcoming scheme in Mountain Ash requires temporary traffic lights outside of peak hours, while a required road closure will be carried out over

three nights to minimise disruption as much as possible. I’d like to thank the local community and road users for their cooperation during these works.”