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Advance notice – temporary road closure to section of Pontygwindy Road

Posted on : 08 Feb 2018

Advance notice – temporary road closure to section of Pontygwindy Road
Advance notice – temporary road closure to section of Pontygwindy Road

As part of the ongoing Pwll-y-Pant roundabout improvement scheme, it will be necessary to implement a temporary road closure to a section of Pontygwindy Road in Caerphilly for a period of two weeks later this month.
 
The temporary closure, which will come into force at 8am on Saturday 17th February for a period of two weeks (ending 6am on Monday 5th March), will mean that there will be no access to Pontygwindy Road from Pwll-y-Pant roundabout, and Pontygwindy Road will be closed northbound at the junction with the access road leading to the Catnic Industrial Estate.
 
This closure will allow remaining construction works to be carried out to the Pontygwindy Road arm of the development – including kerbing, drainage, road widening and new footpath construction.
 
Deputy Leader Cllr Sean Morgan said, “We fully recognise these works are likely to be disruptive, and we appreciate the patience of our residents, business owners and motorists while these essential works are carried out. The timing has been selected to coincide with half term, which we hope will minimise the disruption this temporary closure may cause, and every attempt will be made to complete these works in a shorter time period than the anticipated two weeks”.
 
Local businesses who attended a recent business engagement group with council officers have been consulted on the proposals, as have schools, and the full closure was considered the least disruptive over a short period of time than other alternatives.
 
During the closure period, diversionary routes will be clearly signposted and pedestrian access will be via the Pontygwindy Industrial Estate and the overbridge to Llanbradach. If disabled access is required during the closure, residents are encouraged to contact a member of the site team (07977 197 125) to arrange escorted access.
 
Cllr Sean Morgan continued, “Once completed, the programme of improvement works at Pwll-y-Pant roundabout will see the creation of a more efficient highway, which helps to reduce congestion, improve safety and improve the reliability of local bus services”.
 
For more information on the Pwll-y-Pant roundabout improvement scheme, please visit www.caerphilly.gov.uk/pwllypant



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