Substantial Investment Announced for Rhondda Fach Highway Link

Written by on 27th August 2020

Well over £1m of highway improvement works are to be carried out this year throughout the Rhondda Fach.

The significant investment programme will see upgrades to almost 2 miles of main road carriageway through the Fach in addition to a number of additional residential carriageway schemes, following the completion of Dwr Cymru/Welsh Water’s (DCWW) works in the area. DCWW have agreed to contribute a six-figure sum to the works following their upgrading of the water pipes network between Maerdy and Pontypridd.

Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of RCT Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “This is a significant investment from the Council in the highway infrastructure throughout the length of the Rhondda Fach, focused on delivering improvements to both main highway routes and residential streets following the important pipe renewal works carried out by DCWW.

“Footway renewal works are now underway ahead of the highway resurfacing works, which are due to commence once DCWW have completed their pipe-works, currently scheduled to be before the end of this calendar year.

“Improving our highways and transportation network remains a core priority for this Council administration, with over £148m invested since 2015/16 through the Council’s capital programme and through successful external investment bids.

“I’d like to extend my thanks to Dwr Cymru/Welsh Water for agreeing to make a substantial contribution to the works due to the impact their work has had on the main road through the Rhondda Fach.”

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