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Busy Valleys route to reopen next week

The road closed for repairs in July. Credit: RCT Council

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council says the Maerdy Mountain Road, linking Maerdy and Aberdare will reopen on 27th September after months of repairs.

A landslip caused by prolonged rainfall in December 2015 affected a 150-metre stretch at Aberdare’s end of the road.

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 September 27.

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.

– Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council

Gas leak in Rhiwbina set to cause travel chaos

Repair work is underway to fix a damaged gas pipe on Pantbach Road in Rhiwbina, Cardiff.

Wales & West Utilities said the works will cause "significant additional traffic disruption in Rhiwbina this evening".

In a statement a spokesperson said:

While we work, temporary two-way traffic lights are in place on Pantbach Road. Due to the nature of the damage, we cannot yet say how long it will take to repair. Our team will be working as safely and as quickly as possible.

“It is essential that we repair the damaged pipe now to keep the local community, homes and businesses safe.

– Wales & West Utilities statement

The delays expected are not related to the gas pipe upgrade work that is currently ongoing in the area.

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