Written by Gavin on 11th July 2018
Essential bridge repairs and road resurfacing will be undertaken at the Sardis Gyratory in Pontypridd this summer – requiring temporary traffic management over the coming weeks.
The necessary project will allow the Rhondda Cynon Taf Council to make joint repairs to the Sardis Road/Mill Street bridges and carriageway resurfacing along sections of the gyratory system. Repairing structures and future-proofing roads are important priorities for the Council’s ongoing investment in its Highways. Funded by #RCTinvest, the £23.6m Highways Capital Programme for 2018/19 follows the £20m investment in Highways and Transportation schemes in 2017/18.
The first works associated with the Sardis Gyratory project will start on Monday, July 16 – and the entire scheme will be completed by September.
From July 16, one of the two right-turn lanes on the gyratory system, near Sardis House, will be brought out of use for the duration of the scheme. However, vehicles will still be able to continue in this direction on the gyratory. Meanwhile, the cycle and pedestrian route at Old Sardis Road, through the centre of the gyratory, will be brought out of use for the entire scheme.
The most significant road closure will take place at Mill Street, in a south-easterly direction from its junction with Rhondda Road, as well as the unnamed link road between Rhondda Road and Mill Street. As indicated on the map, the alternative route for motorists is via Rhondda Road. This comes into effect from Wednesday, July 25, ending on Monday, August 13.
There will be two overnight closures of the entire gyratory and its links to Catherine Street, anticipated to take place in early August 2018. There will be disruption to local bus routes in this area during the two overnight closures. The Council will communicate details of these in due course.
Finally, a number of overnight lane closures will take place throughout the project – but these will not include any route closures.
The Council will communicate details of these on social media as the scheme progresses.