The Phase 1 repairs to Aberaman Bridge were successfully completed in 2016/17 with the Phase 2 works now scheduled to commence in May 2018. £0.287M of the previously approved budget of £0.781M will be expended in 2018/19.

The Heol Gwrangron Bridge which supports the C181 in Rhigos, an essential link for school transport, has been identified to require strengthening. A reduction of the carriageway to one lane has been put in place over the bridge to minimise loading and repairs are required to reinstate the full use of the carriageway. A sum of £0.487M was allocated in 2017 which will slip into 2018/19. Works to the value of £0.230M will be carried out during 2018/19.

Land Drainage/Flood Risk Improvements

The Capital Land Drainage Programme supports works on land drainage and flood alleviation schemes, which are of such scale that their cost places them outside the framework of routine maintenance that is supported by the revenue programme.

With regard to land drainage (Flood Alleviation) schemes, the Council is frequently able to benefit from Welsh Government grant support (85%) as the Land Drainage Authority under Section 59 of the Land Drainage Act 1991. In support of this process, the land drainage capital programme identifies a number of project appraisals targeted at attracting external funding support. These appraisals will be carried out on a rolling 3-year programme with 1-2 completed per year.

Progression of schemes will be dependent on the successful application for grant following the project appraisal process and through attracting other third-party contributions. An allowance has been made within the drainage improvements programme for progression of such schemes in order to provide the required match funding.

1. Mountain Ash Cross Valley Link – £5.050M Good progress is being made in respect of this project which has now been allocated over £9.418M including Local Transport Fund Grant from Welsh Government. A further bid for £1.5M in 2018/19 has been submitted. Planning consent has been secured for this project and Welsh Ministers have granted the Council authority to confirm the Compulsory Purchase Order process for land acquisition. Works to the Cardiff Road junction, demolition of Miskin Cottages and construction of replacement garages have all been completed. The A4059 junction works are ongoing and are scheduled for completion in spring 2018. A design and build contractor (Walters Sisk) is currently concluding detailed design of the bridge link with construction anticipated to commence during the first half of the 2018/19 financial year

Abercynon Park and Ride, which is now experiencing heavy demand, has already benefited from some minor improvements in 2017/18 with the creation of additional 11 spaces. With an RCT investment of £0.4M as match funding for a £1.5M bid to WG for LTF funding, Phase 2 has the potential to accommodate in excess of 300 parking spaces. This follows grant-funded feasibility and ground investigation works undertaken in 2017/18.

Cynon Trail remaining sections/failed ERM sections//link to Abernant Tunnel (feasibility/design) – RCT INM S5 / INM S12 / AT 22a, b, c, d, e, f, h, i, j, l, m,


Street Name Town Treatment Budget

Project Management £50,000

Mini Planer Patching

Programme Various £300,000

Emergency Repairs Various £276,000

Park Road Aberaman Surface Treatment £10,000

Aman Street Cwmaman Strengthen £14,000

Elm Street Abercwmboi Strengthen £31,000

Dan yr Rhiw Cwmaman Surface Treatment £6,000

Park View Terrace Abercwmboi

Surface Treatments £27,000

Homerton St Tyntetown Strengthen £10,000

Tresillion Place Abercynon Overlay £6,000

Pontcynon Terrace Tyntetown Inlay £10,000

Woodland Crescent Abercynon Strengthen £40,000

Walter Street Abercynon Surface Treatment £12,000

Station Road Abercynon Surface Treatment £21,000

Taff Terrace Abercynon Strengthen £25,000

Caemaen Street Ynysboeth Strengthen £27,400

Martins Lane Abercynon Strengthen £14,000

Elm Grove Gadlys Surface Treatment £9,700

Nith Street Aberdare Strengthen £4,200

B4276 Merthyr Rd Llwydcoed Strengthen £15,000

Clive Street Trecynon Surface Treatment £5,000

Cwmdare Road Aberdare Surface Treatment £23,000

Fairview Hirwaun Strengthen £32,000

Penyard Road Hirwaun Strengthen £15,000

Fforest Road Mountain Ash Surface Treatment £25,000

Lower Richmond Caegarw Strengthen £18,000

Lon y Felin Mountain Ash Surface Treatment £7,500

Oak Terrace Perthcelyn Inlay £4,000

Hazel Terrace Perthcelyn Strengthen £10,000

Ger y Bont Penywaun Strengthen £18,500

Bryn Rhos Penywaun Strengthen £21,000

Woodland Road Tynant Surface Treatment £6,500

Forest Road Tynant Surface Treatment £11,000

Pleasant View Tynant Surface Treatment £8,000

Brynfynnon Ynysybwl Surface Treatment £150,000


Proposed Footway Capital Programme 2018/19

Bassett Street Abercynon £20,000

Park Street Abercynon £50,000

Ann Street Abercynon £10,000

Park View Abercynon £1,500

Nantyfedw Abercynon £10,500

Upper Regent Street Aberdare £8,500

Wind Street Aberdare £15,500

Ty Fry Aberdare £21,000

Alder Drive Cwmdare £3,000

Railway Street Trecynon £2,000

Tudor Terrace Trecynon £3,500

Hillside Cwmdare £6,000

Fern Crescent Cwmdare £5,500

Pant Farm Cwmbach £50,000

Conway Drive Cwmbach £20,000

Fox Street Caegarw £7,000

Tanycoed Street Penrhiwceiber £10,000


Highway Structures Schemes 2018/19 (Including reported slippage)



Aberaman Bridge

Aberaman Concrete Repairs 287,000

Heol Gwrangron Bridge Rhigos Refurbishment 230,000

B4275 Pontcynon River Bridge Abercynon Masonry Repairs 55,000


Park and Ride Programme.

Abercynon P&R – Ph2 Phase 2 – Development of 300+

space P&R 400,000



“Making Better Use” Programme.


A4059 Asda R/About Aberdare and B4275 Aberaman

Capacity and Flow enhancements to NW arm of the roundabout and right holding lane on B4275 junction with Industrial Estate. 440,000


Abercwmboi Traffic management and crossing improvements 30,000


Assessment of pedestrian crossing provision A4059, New Road, Mountain Ash


A full list of proposed work on the link https://www.rctcbc.gov.uk/EN/Council/CouncillorsCommitteesandMeetings/Meetings/Cabinet/2018/03/22/Reports/AgendaItem11HighwaysCapitalProgramme.pdf?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn&utm_content=Cabinet+Meetings


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