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Penrhys Road Works

The Council will undertake important repairs to a retaining wall which supports the B4512 between Penrhys and Ystrad, following an investment of almost half a million pounds through #RCTinvest.

The structure has been monitored recently due to cracking and movement in the wall – and it will be repaired during works starting in July, which are due for completion in autumn 2018. The scheme will include concrete repairs and rock anchoring to the retaining wall, which supports the B4512 Penrhys Road.

The Council has recently appointed contractor Dyer & Butler to carry out the scheme, which will protect the important link road supported by the wall.

The works will be carried out using temporary traffic signals on the B4512.

The scheme represents continued investment by the Council, through #RCTinvest, to future-proof important structures as part of wider funding for Highways and Transportation schemes. During May 2018, £1.5m works to replace the Pontrhondda Road Bridge in Llwynypia got underway, along with a £287,000 second phase of repairs to a bridge supporting Cardiff Road in Aberaman – following an initial £780,000 first phase completed in 2016/17.

In total, £487,000 has been allocated in the £23.6m Highways Capital Programme for 2018/19, to carry out the Penrhys Road works.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said:

“The Council is committed to improving its Highways as a priority area of investment – and repairing and future-proofing structures is an important part of this. In total, more than £20m was invested in Highways schemes during 2017/18.

“The Council is undertaking a number of projects this summer to protect important routes, on which thousands of commuters rely. They follow a significant scheme to repair the Maerdy Mountain Route last year – and as a result of those works thousands of commuters are now benefitting.

“Following the start of works in Llwynypia and Aberaman in May, the Penrhys Road works will begin at the start of July. The works will require temporary traffic lights on Penrhys Road, and the Council will work closely with its contractor to ensure the scheme is completed with minimal disruption.”

The Council will communicate the arrangements for the start of the works, including the temporary traffic management required, in due course.