RCT Council will shortly begin a local small scale flood alleviation scheme at Mostyn Street in Abercwmboi, using Council and Welsh Government funding to upgrade the existing infrastructure and reduce the risk of flooding during periods of heavy rainfall.
The £95,000 scheme will deliver a series of improvements – including upgrading the existing culvert inlet grille, installing a debris catcher, upgrading the existing brickwork wall, installing a new debris screen and increasing the inlet size. It will also include vegetation clearance from the existing open channel.
These works will be delivered over a six-week period from Monday, January 17, and Hammond ECS Ltd is appointed as the contractor to deliver the work. Local residents have received a letter informing them about the scheme.
The work requires a small road closure at the top of Mostyn Street, outside numbers 15 to 17. This will reduce the parking area available to residents. Pedestrian access to residents’ properties will be maintained at all times.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways and Transportation, said: “The upcoming flood alleviation work at Mostyn Street is the latest local scheme targeted to reduce the risk of flooding. The work will deliver a series of upgrades to existing infrastructure at this location over the next six weeks – thanks to important funding from Welsh Government secured by the Council.
“It follows on from drainage work nearby at Glenboi, off B4275 Aberdare Road, which started last week to replace the existing highway drainage pipes – in advance of an upgrade of the pumping station planned for later this year.
“The Council will work closely with its appointed contractor to carry out the work at Mostyn Street with as minimal disruption as possible. Residents have been informed that the top section of the street will be subject to a road closure, which will reduce the area available for parking. Thanks in advance to the community for their cooperation while we deliver this local scheme.”