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Welsh mountain landslide repairs nearing completion

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has said that repairs to the A4233 Maerdy Mountain Road will be completed next week almost two years after the route was damaged by a landslip.

Prolonged rainfall in December 2015 caused subsidence of a 150m section of the route and traffic management has been in place since the landslide.

“The scale and complexity of the work which was required to repair and future proof the road should not be underestimated and it is a real positive that the Highway works will be completed by 27 September,” said Rhondda Cynon Taf Council leader and cabinet member responsible for highways Andrew Morgan.

“I’m sure this news will be welcomed by regular users of this Cynon-Rhondda gateway and they can be assured that we will take the earliest possible opportunity to re-open the road to traffic – even if this means temporary traffic measures are in place for a week or so to allow peripheral works to be completed off the highway.

“The essential full closure for landslip remediation has allowed the council to deliver wider, substantial improvements for the benefit of road users – including full re-surfacing, which was also delivered on Rhigos Mountain Road earlier this year.”

 

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