UPDATE – 17:30 – 14/8/16 – Road has reopened!
The £1.25m Rhigos Mountain Road works are on target to be completed by this Sunday (14th August) despite challenging weather conditions early last week.
With over 1000 tonnes of tarmac laid over the weekend, this major investment work forms part of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s wider £23m Highways Investment scheme and are being carried out to tackle the damage caused by a number of severe winters. This investment is also allowing drainage works to take place.
The full road closure was put in place 2 weeks ago, due to the size of the Asphalt laying vehicles – which are bigger than a single lane of traffic.
In total approximately 6000 tonnes of tarmac is being laid across around 9km of highway.
Works have been on-going since April under traffic management to carry out preparatory works, including drainage and iron works adjustments, so that the re-surfacing can be carried out during the summer holidays, when traffic flow is less, reducing the disruption to the travelling public as much as possible.
The road closures are on schedule to be lifted around 14th August, with some traffic management remaining in place for a further week to carry out final “snagging” works.
Advanced signage advising drivers to use alternative routes are still in place on all approaches to allow drivers to avoid the area completely during these critical works.
Details of likely disruptions and updates will be posted on the Council’s social media sites where possible and residents are urged to follow/like the Council’s pages for up to date information or stay tuned to GTFM.