Monday, September 25, 2017

Re-surfacing roads across the city

Re-surfacing roads across the city

Roads across the city have been re-surfaced to keep them in good working order.

In the UK there is national backlog reaching almost £14 billion for road repairs. Cardiff along with every other city in the UK, Cardiff has to prioritise using limited resources to improve the highway network.

One of the strategies is to treat as many roads as possible before they deteriorate into a state where they need to be re-built. This is done through a process called Micro Asphalt Surface Treatment.

This involves mixing bitumen binder and aggregate which is then laid on the road surface by a specialist vehicle which improves the condition of the road and protects it from further deterioration.

The process is very quick, as the new surface usually sets in one hour before the road is re-opened to traffic. The surface treatment and line markings are then completed in one to two days.

So far this year 24 streets in 10 different wards have been re-surfaced. ;From September 14 th a further 29 streets in 15 wards will receive the treatment.

Cllr Caro Wild, Cabinet Member for Highways and Sustainable Transport, said: "Our strategy is to make the best use of the money that we have available to keep Cardiff's roads in good working order.

Cllr Wild continued, "Active Travel is also a priority for the council and we will be ensuring our programme of works has an increased emphasis on key walking and cycling routes."

During this year Micro Asphalt Surface Treatment will be carried out on roads 53 roads in the following wards - Canton, Cathays, Ely, Fairwater, Gabalfa, Grangetown, Plasnewydd, Radyr, Rhiwbina, Rumney, Splott, Trowbridge, Adamsdown, Heath, Lisvane, Llandaff, Llandaff North, Llanishen, Pentwyn, Pentyrch, Penylan, Pontprennau, Rhiwbina, Riverside and Whitchurch/Tongwynlais

Source: http://www.cardiffnewsroom.co.uk/releases/c/16093.html (Thu Aug 31st 2017)

Leanne Hughes
Leanne Hughes
Local News & Events, Welsh Politics
Caerphilly & Merthyr Tydfil

Let's Get Digital, Digital!

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All things digital will be celebrated in a ‘festival' at Central Library Hub next week.

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No wellies or glow-sticks are required for Digifest, a special event on Saturday, September 9 organised by Cardiff Library Service and Adult Community Learning Service.

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The digital fun from 10am to 5pm will include information stalls, seminars and workshops with activities available to suit a variety of ages and capabilities.

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The day will also provide an opportunity for people to enrol on a wide variety of Adult Community Learning courses including courses for help people gain skills they need to get back into work, exciting courses from crafts to computers and as well as accessible learning opportunities for adults with additional needs.

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Workshops in the festival include an ‘Appy hour' for all those confused by just what their smartphone or tablet can do, Minecraft club for children to build and explore their own world in a safe, offline environment, a local ancestry and family history workshop with Glamorgan Family History Society, a social media seminar, 3D printing demonstration, digital garden design and much more.

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Visitors to the library will also be able to find out about the latest cutting edge photography equipment available, learn about the latest virtual reality technology to help people gain an understanding of what it is like to suffer from dementia and lots of information about the activities and resources on offer in Cardiff Libraries.

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Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, Cllr Lynda Thorne, said: "Digifest is a great initiative by Cardiff Libraries and Adult Community Learning to help people find out more about every day technology, how to get the best out of it and how to enjoy using it. There's a packed schedule of innovative activities running throughout the day for real novices to those who already embrace technology in their lives but want to learn more.

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Let's get digital, digital! ; All things digital will be celebrated in a ‘festival' at Central Library Hub next week. ; No wellies or glow-sticks are required for Digifest, a special event on Saturday, September 9 organised by Cardiff Library Service and Adult Community Learning Service. ; The digital fun from 10am to 5pm will in...

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