The Council will host public exhibitions in Ynysmaerdy and Coedely during early February 2019, where residents will be able to view future plans to dual a section of the A4119 Ely Valley Road.
The events are part of a week-long opportunity, from Monday, February 4, for residents to have their say on the plans. Cabinet Members have made a commitment for the Council to carry out this major scheme in a future financial year. It will see a 1.3km section of the A4119 dualled, from Llantrisant Business Park to Coedely Roundabouts, to improve traffic flow at peak times.
To date, a total of £3.08m has been allocated to the project – following the latest Welsh Government contribution of £434,000, which was confirmed in December 2018 as part of its Local Transport Fund.
In June 2018, Cabinet approved proposals to progress the project, and the Welsh Transport Appraisal Guidance (WelTAG) Stages 1 and 2 are complete. The upcoming public exhibitions are part of the scheme’s ongoing detailed design phase, while land purchase also continues. Members of the public are welcome at either exhibition, which take place at:
Ynysmaerdy Community Centre, Glan-Yr-Ely, Ynysmaerdy, CF72 8LJ.
Monday, February 4 – 11.30am to 6.30pm.
Coedely Community Centre, Tonyrefail, Porth, CF39 8BE.
Friday, February 8 – 11.30am to 7pm.
Those attending will be able to view plans for the dualling scheme, and speak to Council Officers about any queries they have. Residents who cannot attend will be able to view plans and have their say on the Council website during the consultation week. This opportunity will end on Monday, February 11.
This process will also present the first opportunity for residents to view the Council’s proposals to remove the roundabout near South Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s headquarters, as part of the wider dualling scheme.
Residents are welcome to use Welsh at the exhibition. Please let us know by 28 January, 2019, should you wish to do so – via email: StrategicProjects@rctcbc.gov.uk.