Residents and businesses in the Upper Rhymney Valley will welcome the announcement that the A469 between New Tredegar and Pontlottyn is to reopen ahead of schedule this evening (Friday 11th April).
The road was originally due to open next Monday (14th April) but Caerphilly County Borough Council and Welsh Water have been working hard to complete emergency repairs on this key strategic route.
Cllr Tom Williams, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation, visited the site today along with local members Cllr Gaynor Oliver and Cllr David Hardacre to view progress ahead of the opening.
Cllr Williams said, “Both the council and Welsh Water have pulled out all the stops to reopen this road and I would like to thank all involved for their hard work and commitment over the past few weeks. The closure has been a major inconvenience for local people and this has focussed our determination to resolve the problem as a matter of urgency.”
“I’m sure the whole community will welcome this news and I’d like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during these essential works,” he added.
Welsh Water has replaced a 540m stretch of high pressure water main at the site and the council have carried out drainage improvements, retaining wall construction and repairs to the road surface.
Public Transport Update
Routes 1, 2 & 3 (Bargoed – Merthyr Tydfil) will revert to their normal routes and timetables from Monday 14th April 2014. Therefore the temporary routes/timetables will still operate all day on Friday 11th & Saturday 12th April 2014.
Route 4 (Tredegar – Ystrad Fawr Hospital) will revert to its normal route/timetable from Friday 11th April 2014.
All contracts will revert to the times/routes operated before the closure when schools return after the Easter Holidays.
Social Services Transport
All contracts will revert to the times/routes operated before the closure from Monday 14th April 2014.
Caerphilly Council Borough Council and transport providers would like to thank you for your patience during the time of the closure.