Bridgend council to invest £2.25m in its roads

Bridgend County Borough Council is to start resurfacing and repair work on roads, pavements and bridges as part of a £2.25m investment into the local highway network.

Using funding from Welsh Government and the council’s Capital Programme for 2020-21, the local authority is carrying out work on 44 local roads, eight footways and two bridges in communities all across the county borough.

Councillor Richard Young, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “As work winds up this week on resurfacing Anglesey Way in Porthcawl, our £2.25m highway improvement programme has passed the half-way mark and is well underway.

“By March 2021, it will have provided a broad mix of fresh resurfacing and renewal work as well as associated repairs and drainage improvements for local communities all across the area.

“This represents a multi-million pound investment into the highways infrastructure of Bridgend County Borough, and in order to identify the areas where the work is taking place, the council’s highways inspectors have used a series of assessments, condition surveys and skid-resistance tests while also taking into account issues raised by the public and local councillors.”

Following delays caused by Covid-19, more than 60% of work has been completed on strengthening the A4061 Frithwaun and Frithwin bridges. This is expected to be complete by March 2021, while work to replace the culvert located at the B4280 Penprysg Road in Pencoed is also underway.

Contracts are being prepared so that safety work can take place to net and retain land above the carriageway along the A473 in Tondu Road, and also to replace parapets on the A4061 at North Vale View in Nantymoel.


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