Bridge and retaining wall repairs at Station Street in Treherbert
Written by Gavin on 22nd June 2020
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will undertake work in Treherbert to carry out essential repairs to a bridge structure and a significant section of retaining wall – which requires temporary traffic lights at Station Street.
The scheme, funded through #RCTinvest, will begin on Wednesday, June 24, and will last approximately three months. Work to the bridge structure will include repainting, replacement and repairs to various sections of the steel structure, along with masonry repairs and reconstruction to the abutments.
Vegetation clearance will take place to enable the wall repairs, while fencing will be installed along the top of the wing wall. Masonry repairs and reconstruction will take place to the wing walls and a 250m section of retaining wall. The Council has appointed contractor Walters to carry out this scheme.
The structure supports the highway at Station Street, and temporary traffic lights will be required in one lane on the bridge. However, vehicle and pedestrian access across the bridge will be maintained at all times.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways and Transportation, said: “The Council will shortly begin this repair scheme in Treherbert, which will carry out works to a retaining wall and bridge structure that supports the highway at Station Street. This scheme is being delivered as part of the Council’s £25.03m Highways Capital Programme for 2020/21, agreed in May.
“The Programme includes a total £6m capital investment for schemes to repair and future-proof structures that support the highway network. There are more than 1,500 structures such as bridges, walls and culverts that the Council is responsible for maintaining, which is why continued significant investment in this area is so important. We also continue to make separate funding available for structures affected by Storm Dennis earlier this year.
“The upcoming scheme in Treherbert will require traffic lights at the bridge section of Station Street over the next few months. The Council will work very closely with our contractor to ensure good progress is made, with disruption to road users and the local community kept to a minimum.”