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Roads, footpaths and bridges set for £14.2m worth improvements revealed

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (Pic: RCTCBC)

THE ROADS, footpaths, and bridges in Rhondda Cynon Taf set to be improved with more than £14m worth of funding next year have been revealed.

As part of its highways, transportation, and strategic projects supplementary capital programme for 2024-25 the council’s cabinet signed off on £14.2m worth of highways improvements on Wednesday, March 20.

This will see £5.9m go on roads, £575,000 on footpaths, £200,000 on unadopted roads, £6.5m on structures such as bridges, £320,000 on parks structures, £473,000 on street lighting, £100,000 on traffic management, and £35,000 on car parks.

It includes slippage of £5.1m of highway and parks structure funding.

The carriageway schemes will benefit from £4.53m with £600,000 to carry out minor surface repairs, £125,000 of fencing and safety barrier repairs, £450,000 for targeted improvements to six wards, and £100,000 for repairs to ironwork with £177,000 of previously approved schemes slipping from 2023/24 adding up to £5.9m.

  • Hill Street in Abercynon
  • Gwaunmiskin Road and Milton Close in Beddau
  • Commercial Street and Glyn View in Blaenllechau
  • Hillcrest in Brynna
  • Talygarn Drive in Brynsadler
  • Cenfpennar Road to Greenfield Terrace in Cefnpennar
  • Court Street and North Terrace in Clydach
  • Bethania Place, Blaennantygroes Road, Bryn Hill and Gower Road in Cwmbach
  • Ocean Street in Cwmparc
  • Graigddu Road in Dinas
  • Waltter Street in Ferndale
  • Depot Road and Neville Terrace in Gadlys
  • Gelli Road in Gelli
  • High View Way in Glyncoch
  • Brynmair Road in Godreaman
  • Madoc Street in Graig
  • Cardiff Road and Ynyscorrwg Road in Hawthorn
  • Gelli Areal Road in Hendreforgan
  • Swansea Road, Trewaun and Fifth Avenue in Hirwaun
  • Sycamore Road and Holly Road in Llanharry
  • Tynyla Road and Institute Road in Llwynypia
  • Oxford Street in Maerdy
  • Aberdare Road, Cliff Street and The Avenue to Duffryn Road in Mountain Ash
  • Hendregwilym, Dinas Road, Bishop Street, Mynydd yr Eos and Hendregwilym to Penygraig Road in Penygraig
  • Cowbridge Road in Pontyclun
  • Maesycoed Road in Pontypridd
  • Primrose Terrace in Porth
  • Ilan Avenue and Warren Close in Rhydyfelin
  • Llanwonno Road in Stanleytown
  • Tonteg Road in Tonteg
  • Fern Terrace in Tonypandy
  • Gilfach Road, Heol Ty Llwyd and Duffryn Close in Tonyrefail
  • Abertonllwyd Street and Dumfries Street in Treherbert
  • Main Road in Tyntetown
  • Heol y Bwnsi in Upper Boat
  • Pleasant View in Wattstown
  • Church Terrace in Ynyshir
  • Tai Newydd and Church Street in Ynysybwl
  • Gelli Industrial Estate, Danywern Terrace and Victoria Street in Ystrad

In terms of the footpath schemes these include Upper Gertrude Street, the footway off Abercynon Road and the footway from Fife Street to Park View in Abercynon, C Estate in Beddau and Pinecroft Avenue, Kendal Court, Derwent Avenue, and Rheidol Close in Cwmbach.

They also include Meadow Close and Oakland Close in Hirwaun, steps from Arnold St to Troed-y-rhiw Rd in Mountain Ash, Heol y Coed in Pontyclun, Clara Street in Ton Pentre, and Briar Way in Tonteg.

Other schemes include Alaw Road in Trealaw, Trebanog Road in Trebanog, Bute Street in Treherbert, Dumfries Street in Treorchy, and various disabled access improvements.

The highways structure spend of £6.5m includes projects such as the Brook Street footbridge at Ystrad Rhondda railway station, the Afon Cynon bridge, retaining wall repairs and replacements, culvert repairs, Rhigos rock netting, and the A4059 Commercial Street footbridge.