Saturday, May 26, 2018

Pontygwindy Road weekend road closures

Residents, motorists and business owners are being reminded that as part of the Pwll-Y-Pant roundabout improvement scheme, it will be necessary to implement weekend road closures to a section of Pontygwindy Road in Caerphilly this weekend (Saturday 20th January and Sunday 21st January).

The council has recently worked with Welsh Government to agree a package of joint funding, which has enabled the original traffic management proposals for the Pwll-y-Pant scheme to be significantly altered, in order to limit the impact upon businesses, residents and motorists throughout the rest of the works.

As part of these works, it is necessary to install three separate trenches to carry out a drainage installation and lay services across Pontygwindy Road, which are essential elements of the scheme. Due to the proximity of this work to the exit from Pwll-y-Pant roundabout, it will be necessary to undertake these works under a full road closure to minimise delays and disruption on the roundabout.

This is the second of three weekend closures of Pontygwindy Road, the first which was the weekend of 13th January 2018, continuing this weekend (20th and 21st January and concluding on the weekend of 27th January. The closures will be in operation from 8am on the Saturday mornings until 6am on Monday morning, although every effort will be made to complete the works in a shorter time period.

On these weekends there will be no access to Pontygwindy Road from Pwll-y-Pant roundabout, and it will be closed northbound at the junction with the access road leading to the Catnic Industrial Estate. Pedestrian access will be via the Pontygwindy Industrial Estate and the overbridge to Llanbradach. All diversion routes will be clearly signed. If disabled access is required during this time, residents are advised to contact a member of the site team to arrange an escorted access.

During these times, there will also be changes to bus services on routes 26, 50, C9, C16, C17 and D. Buses will not be able to serve stops at Asda/Pontygwindy Inn or Pontygwindy Industrial Estate. Passengers should use stops at The Green Lady/Home Bargains or The Cedar Tree/Mountain View as the buses will divert via Pontypandy.

Caerphilly County Borough Council would like to thank residents and businesses for their patience while this essential work is completed. For more information on the Pwll-y-Pant roundabout improvement scheme, please visit ;www.caerphilly.gov.uk/pwllypant ;

Map of area affected by weekend road closures and diversion route. (PDF)

Source: http://www.caerphilly.gov.uk/News/News-Bulletin/January-2018/Reminder-Pontygwindy-Road-weekend-road-closures (Fri Jan 19th 2018)

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

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