Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has begun work to insert a safe crossing point at a busy section of Treforest Industrial Estate, thanks to a significant joint investment with the University of South Wales (USW).
The total investment of £150,000, which will be half funded each by the Council and USW, will see a Toucan crossing introduced at Main Avenue (A4054), near the University of South Wales (USW) Sports Park. It will be located between the junctions for the Sports Park and Powys Road.
The project, which will introduce traffic lights at that section of Main Avenue, will provide a safe point for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the main road through the industrial estate, in an area served by Treforest Estate Railway Station.
Works will begin on Monday, July 24, lasting approximately six weeks.
Two-way traffic flow will be maintained throughout the majority of the works, and any temporary traffic control required will be deployed outside of peak hours to minimise disruption.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “This joint investment by the Council and USW will provide a safe crossing point for pedestrians and cyclists in a busy area on the Treforest Industrial Estate, which hosts a number of local businesses, the sports park and the train station nearby.
“The Council’s £75,000 investment from the Making Better Uses Programme again shows that improving Highways is a priority area, which has been highlighted time and again through the wider £200m #RCTinvest scheme.
“The crossing is being placed at a suitable point where students who have travelled by train to access the sports park can cross the road safely.”