RCT Council is close to completing its major scheme to strengthen highway structures at Station Road in Treorchy – and requires temporary traffic lights at the start of the school summer holiday to complete the final work.
The important scheme to maintain the Nant Cwm Parc Cantilever and Institute Bridge has taken place over the last two summers, ensuring these structures that support the A4061 are repaired and future-proofed. The work carried out by contractor Walters Ltd this year has included a river diversion to enable works in the channel, and demolition of the concrete parapet on the A4061 Station Road retaining wall and the steel troughing that supports the footway.
A blockstone weir has also been constructed downstream of Institute Bridge, and parapet precast concrete units have been installed. Repair and strengthening work was completed to Institute Bridge and the footway. Resurfacing of the library car park will be completed as part of the scheme.
In announcing this year’s work programme in April, the Council noted that traffic lights would be needed in the final two weeks of the scheme, to enable completion of the main works. This has been scheduled for the school summer holiday to minimise disruption.
Therefore, from Monday, July 25, to Friday, August 5, the contractor requires a lane closure on Station Road (northbound carriageway), as well as the adjacent footway – with the road kept open under four-way traffic lights. The Parc and Dare bus stop will move further north for the two-week period.
The Council would like to thank local residents and commuters for their cooperation as this final work is completed. The Council will communicate to residents when the contractor’s site compound at the library car park is being removed, and when the area can be used for visitor parking once again.