Following representations from Abercynon Ward resident over the past few years, we tasked R.C.T Council Highways Officers to produce a plan for a scheme to improve traffic flow through the town centre and increase pedestrian and motorist saftey.
Abercynon residents can take a look at plans for a new traffic scheme for Abercynon Town Centre at an exhibition to be hosted by Council Officers at Abercynon Community Centre, Station Road, Abercynon on:
Wednesday 18th September from 9.15am to 18.00pm
Residents will have the opportunity to give their views on the proposed traffic scheme at the exhibition. In addition to this, residents can also give their views in writing and online. For full information about the scheme, residents can click here.
The consultation begins on Monday 16th September and will end on Monday October 7th. Residents can submit their views on the scheme during this time.
Rhys & Elaine
Have your say on plans to improve traffic flow in Abercynon
Following concerns raised by members of the public, the Council will shortly start a three-week consultation where residents can have their say on draft plans to improve traffic flow through the centre of Abercynon.
The consultation, which starts on Monday, September 16, will allow residents to view the proposals in detail, and have their say via email, letter or in person at a community consultation event. The consultation will end on October 7, and the feedback received will inform Officers’ design of the scheme.
The proposals being developed by the Council include:
- altering the current one-way systems in the centre of Abercynon.
- redesigning the junction between Station Road and Ynysmeurig Road.
- relocating the bus stop from Walter Street to Station Road.
- introducing two informal crossing points on Margaret Street.
- introducing a new 20mph speed limit on Margaret Street.
- introducing new 20mph speed limits in Carnetown and Glancynon.
The Council will write to residents in the centre of Abercynon to advise them of the proposed changes, and provide the opportunity for views on the proposals to be submitted. From the start of the consultation, the plans will be available to view on the Council’s website, at www.rctcbc.gov.uk/traffic.
As part of the consultation, the Council will host a public exhibition event at Abercynon Community Centre on Wednesday, September 18 (9.15am-6pm). Everyone is welcome to attend, and the plans will be on display, with Officers on hand to answer any questions from residents. If you would like to use Welsh at Wednesday’s event, please let the Council know by 2pm on Tuesday, September 17, so the relevant arrangements can be made.
Residents in the centre of Abercynon will shortly receive a letter outlining the consultation, and it will include a free-post envelope to write to the Council. Alternatively residents can take part by emailing email@example.com – using the email title/subject ‘Abercynon consultation’. Those attending the public exhibition will be able to have their say by filling in a form on the day.
Road closure arrangements for Pontcynon River Bridge scheme
The Council has announced the road closure arrangements for its ongoing essential repair scheme to the Pontcynon River Bridge in Abercynon.
The scheme started in July 2019 following the discovery of defects during a number of inspections of the structure. The £129,000 #RCTinvest scheme, which includes repointing and crack repairs to the bridge, is included within the Council’s £25.9m Highways Capital Programme for 2019/20.
Contractor Walters UK Ltd has so far carried out work that has not required traffic management – but upcoming activity to remove and rebuild the bridge parapet requires a temporary closure of the B4275 north of Park Road, for 40m. This closure will begin on Monday, September 9, lasting up to a month.
An alternative route, which will be signposted, is via B4275, A4059, Mountain Ash Bridge, Commercial Street, High Street, Llanwonno Road, Hawthorn Terrace, Glamorgan Street and Abercynon Road – or this route in reverse order. Access will be maintained for pedestrians and emergency services.
Abercynon Sports Centre will remain open as usual – with access to Park Road gained off the B4275, from the direction of Abercynon only.
The Council will contact parents about the local home to school transport arrangements during the closure period, before it gets underway.
Thank you for your continued cooperation during these essential repair works.