Posted by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council's website Monday 4 July
Asda roundabout, Aberdare is set to be the latest area to benefit from Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s multi-million-pound (£23m) Highways, Transportation, Infrastructures and Strategic Projects (HTISP) Investment Programme.
This strategic roundabout will see works carried out to widen and lengthen the north west bound (from Cwmbach) left turn lane towards Aberaman Ind Est, which will decrease the affect of traffic turning left on the remaining traffic wishing to continue straight on towards Aberdare or visit Asda.
The £100,000 works are set to begin w/c 25th July and last for an estimated 4-6 weeks.
In order to carry out these works, traffic management will be in place, which will be undertaken, outside of peak hours where possible, to minimise disruption to road users at peak times.
The funding for this scheme has been allocated from the £23m investment scheme which is set to continue over the next three years and is part of the wider £200m RCTinvest programme. This multi-million-pound project will see the Council invest significantly in key priority areas, including; Leisure and Outdoor Leisure Facilities, Play Areas, Highways and Structures, Transport Infrastructure, Flood Alleviation, Schools, Recycling Facilities, Housing and Town and Village Centres.
Over £53m has already been invested in improving and repairing the County Borough’s Highways and Transportation Infrastructures and on Strategic Projects since 2011.
The HTISP Investment scheme will see a number of streets, roads, towns and villages right across the County Borough benefit as work is now ploughing ahead to tackle key areas.
This work demonstrates Rhondda Cynon Taf Council's commitment to maintain and improve the road infrastructure for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors alike.
Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council, Councillor Andrew Morgan, who is also Cabinet Member for Highways, said:
"The Cabinet recognises the importance of investing in our key priorities, that is why we have allocated £200m over the next three years to improve areas such as Leisure and Outdoor Leisure Facilities, Play Areas, Highways and Structures, Transport Infrastructure, Flood Alleviation, Schools, Recycling Facilities, Housing and Town and Village Centres.
“Myself and my Cabinet wholeheartedly agree that improvements to our highways and structures continue to be a key priority when it comes to allocating our financial resources.
“We will be investing over £23m in Highways Improvements, Infrastructure, and Strategic Projects over the next three years – this is on top of the £53m we have already invested since 2011 meaning that by 2018/19 we will have invested over £76m in these key areas in less than a decade.
“The Asda roundabout works will help ease congestion on one of Aberdare’s busiest roundabout by improving traffic flow and capacity for motorists in the area.
“Whilst this work demonstrates the Council's commitment to maintain and improve the road infrastructure for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors alike, the targeted works at Asda roundabout are likely to cause disruptions to motorist 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.”
“The remaining funds have been allocated to tackle Highways Improvements, (including drainage, footways, fencing/barriers and town and village centre regeneration), Structures, Transportation (including metro), Making Better Use and Flooding and drainage schemes.”
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.