Plaid delighted at start ahead for crucial Caerphilly road scheme

12/06/2017

 

The long-awaited improvements to the busy Pwllypant roundabout scheme is set to go ahead later this year – a decision that has delighted Plaid Cymru ward councillors.

A report to Caerphilly council’s Cabinet has given backing for the improvements to start in September or October and be completed a year at a cost of £5.305m.

Councillor Colin Mann, who represents Llanbradach ward, said: “This is very good news for anyone travelling up and down the valley because at present they can face significant congestion at peak times.  We are also very pleased that the needs of pedestrians to safely cross at this very busy junction are being addressed as part of the scheme.

“Officers have said that the scheme should provide enough capacity through to 2031 and will obviously reduce journey times. At present queues can stretch more than a mile away to the Wingfield roundabout,” added Councillor Mann, who is leader of the Plaid Cymru group.

Fellow Llanbradach councillor Rob Gough added: “During the construction works queues are likely to worsen, so everything must be done to prevent motorists using Llanbradach as a rat run.

“The council is trialling some additional traffic calming in Llanbradach and at the approach to the Coed-y-Brain and action will  be needed to prevent the village facing gridlock during construction.”