Griffiths have been appointed as the Principal Contractor by Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (RCT CBC) to construct the A4119 Coed Ely Dualling.
The A4119 is a strategic transport corridor linking Rhondda Fawr with Llantrisant, Talbot Green and on to the M4 at junction 34. The route is currently a dual carriageway from the M4 in the south, up to the South Wales Fire & Rescue Service Roundabout, known locally as Ynysmaerdy. From this point north, it is a single carriageway road which suffers from queuing traffic at peak periods.
The new scheme will provide a 1.5km long, 2-way, dual carriageway along the A4119 Coed Ely between the South Wales Fire Service HQ Roundabout and Coed Ely Roundabout, which will replace the existing 2-way single carriageway, thus increasing capacity of road space and reducing congestion.
A 3-metre-wide shared community route will follow the A4119 Coed Ely along the west of the carriageway connecting the Llantrisant Business Park roundabout to the existing cycle path which comes out at the Coed Ely Roundabout. An active travel bridge is to be installed south of the Coed Ely Roundabout to allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross from the new shared community route into Coed Ely. The footbridge and shared community route will support the walking and cycling to work for local employees of the new development in Coed Ely.
The scheme is being jointly funded by RCT CBC and Department for Transports Levelling Up Fund with previous funding from the Welsh Government Transport Fund.