- September 5, 2017
- Posted by: Vikki Howells AM
- Category: Latest News
Vikki Howells, Assembly Member for Cynon Valley, welcomes the announcement from the Welsh Assembly Government for £600,000 of transport network funding for Rhondda Cynon Taff A4119 and A4059 bus corridor improvements.
RCT is also committed to improving the reliability of journeys on the A4059 strategic corridor. The Council has developed a two – phase scheme of ‘Making Better Use’ improvement works to increase capacity on the A4059 in the Cwmbach area.
Phase 1 involves the creation of an additional lane on the northbound and southbound approaches to the A4059 / Canal Road roundabout to increase capacity and improve traffic flows. Single lane traffic queuing at this pinch point causes delay for all road users, including a number of local bus services between Aberdare, Perthcelyn and Ysbyty Cwm Cynon in Mountain Ash.
Phase 2 will see the implementation of holding lanes south of the A4059 / Canal Road roundabout so that traffic turning right into a petrol station do not impede through flows. This element of the scheme will also reduce the risk of collisions in this location.
Vikki Howells said:
‘I am delighted to see these projects already underway, and residents of Cynon Valley will soon able to feel the benefits of the road improvements’.