New Safe Crossing Point Installed at Treforest Industrial Estate
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has installed a new safe crossing point at Treforest Industrial Estate, following a significant joint investment with the University of South Wales (USW).
The £150,000 project has seen a toucan crossing introduced at Main Avenue (A4054), located between the USW Sports Park and Powys Road junctions. It provides a safe crossing point for pedestrians and cyclists on the main road through the industrial estate, with Treforest Estate Railway Station nearby.
Following the installation of the new traffic signal controlled pedestrian crossing, the traffic signals were commissioned on Tuesday, October 3, and are now fully operational.
The Council’s £75,000 investment was through its Making Better Uses Programme, which is included in the 2017/18 Capital Programme.
Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways, said: “A new safe crossing point for pedestrians and cyclists has been introduced at Treforest Industrial Estate, following the commissioning of the traffic lights.
“The Council and USW both invested £75,000 to enable this scheme, which improves safety at a busy area serving local businesses, the university sports park and Treforest Estate Railway Station. The crossing point has been placed at an area suitable for students accessing the sports facility, having travelled to the area by train.
“This scheme once again shows that the Council is investing in its Highways as a priority area through #RCTinvest, for the benefit of residents and visitors to Rhondda Cynon Taf. It also shows the Council is securing funding where possible to help improve the wider Highways Network.”