Rhigos Mountain Road
Written by GTFM Newsdesk on 22nd July 2016
Rhigos Mountain Road to close for three weeks from Monday (25th July)
It’s so the road can be resurfaced.
The full road closures are required due to the size of the Asphalt laying vehicles – which are bigger than a single lane of traffic.
Diversions will be set up, which include either;
a) to use the Maerdy mountain road
b) The recommended route for most vehicles (but adds 25 miles onto journeys) is to head down the Rhondda Valley through Tonypandy and Porth towards Pontypridd from Treorchy (A4058), and then North on the A470 towards the A465 (Cefn Coed) and then head west towards Rhigos.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, who is also Cabinet Member for Highways, said:
“We are investing over a million pounds to improve the Rhigos Mountain Road, which is a vital road connecting two of our valleys; Rhondda and Cynon.
“This road suffers heavily during the winter months and is in need of resurfacing before we are hit by yet another winter season. Our investment will repair and safeguard the road to help prevent the road deteriorating further over the next few years.
“Whilst this work demonstrates our commitment to maintain and improve the road infrastructure for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors alike, the targeted works at Rhigos Mountain Road are likely to cause disruptions to motorists and I would reassure our residents that every measure has been taken to minimise this where possible. I would like to urge residents to continue to support us whilst these essential works are carried out as it is for their longer term benefit.”