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Works are complete at Pwll-y-Pant roundabout

Posted on : 26 Nov 2018

Works are complete at Pwll-y-Pant roundabout
Works are complete at Pwll-y-Pant roundabout

Residents, motorists and businesses will welcome the news that improvement works at the Pwll-y-Pant roundabout in Caerphilly are complete – in time for the busy pre-Christmas trading period.
 
The improvement scheme, which started in October last year, was carried out in order to increase capacity at this key strategic location, as well as reduce congestion and improve journey time reliability.
 
While initial estimations were that the scheme would be completed within 52 weeks, severe weather and other factors, including altering the programme to re-open two lanes southbound from Llanbradach earlier than originally anticipated in response to calls from businesses and members of the public, meant that the programme had to be extended.
 
The good news is that works are now complete – in time for the busy pre-Christmas trading period.
 
Cllr Sean Morgan, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Infrastructure said, “I have no doubt that the scheme’s completion has been welcomed by all concerned.
 
“We were obviously very conscious that the programme had extended beyond the originally scheduled 52 weeks, due both to circumstances beyond our control, and changes made to single lane running after listening to concerns from residents and businesses. Local traders are now able to take full advantage of the busy pre-Christmas trading period with no disruption”.
 
The final works on site was the traffic lights switch on which took place today (Monday 26th November), with the new traffic signal system designed to self-manage and balance flows between all the junctions. There will be a bedding in period over the first few weeks where the system learns where the flow priorities are and readjusts to try and ensure that no one arm has excessive queue lengths.
 
The scheme, which was funded as a result of developer contributions and Welsh Government grant funding, has seen the following improvements:
 

  • Partial full time signalisation of the roundabout.

  • Incorporation of a pedestrian crossing on the Trecenydd Arm of the A468.

  • New footway linking the existing pedestrian bridge to the footway on Pontygwindy Road.

  • Additional filter lane on the A469 Llanbradach Arm approach and lengthening of the existing filter lanes.

  • Creation of a dualled lane approach and additional filter lane on the A468 Bedwas Arm and lengthening of existing filter lanes.

  • Creation of an additional filter lane on the Pontygwindy Road Arm and lengthening of the existing filter lanes.

  • Creation of a dualled lane approach on the A468 Trecenydd Arm.

  • Two lane exits have been lengthened on the A468 Trecenydd and Bedwas Arms

 
Cllr Sean Morgan added, “The works have undoubtedly caused disruption for residents, motorists and the business community, and I must thank everyone for their patience while these important works were carried out”.
 



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