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More well-used roads to be resurfaced as part of £1.5m highways upgrade

More of Bridgend County Borough’s most well-used roads will be resurfaced over the next couple of months as part of a £1.5m highways upgrade.

Work is already underway in Ffordd yr Eglwys, Cornelly, while the resurfacing work will roll on to the A4061 Aber Road / Ogwy Street in Nantymoel in early October, followed by the A4093 Graig Terrace in Blackmill.

All of those roads will remain open to vehicles while the work is carried out.

Some other resurfacing work will involve road temporary road closures. In Bridgend, a section of the A48 Cowbridge Road will be closed overnight between the York Road junction for Bridgend Industrial Estate and the A48/A473 roundabout (Parc Plaza) between midnight and 6am from 17 September to 1 October.

A stretch of the A48 between the A48/A473 roundabout (by Parc Plaza) and the junction with the Waterton Industrial Estate Road (by Bridgend Ford dealership) will also be closed for resurfacing during the same dates and times.

There will also be a temporary road closure along the B4265 Ewenny Road from the northern boundary of number 93 Ewenny Road to the A48 Ewenny roundabout between 7pm and midnight from 30 September to 11 October. Temporary diversions will be in place.

Some limited temporary closures will also be required for the resurfacing of Evanstown’s Abercerdin Road before the end of October.

Several other key routes in Bridgend County Borough have already been resurfaced during the past couple of months, including the B4181 Coychurch Road near Brackla, the top of the A4061 Bwlch mountain, Brocastle Avenue on the Waterton Industrial Estate and the Stormy Lane junction on the A48.

The B4281 through Cefn Cribwr will be completed on Sunday 16 September, with the works being concluded by 8pm following representations from local residents and discussions with Regulatory Services who have provided advice regarding working times.

In total, over a dozen of Bridgend County Borough’s most well-used roads are being resurfaced ready for winter as part of a £1.5m highways upgrade. We’ve been awarded a £1.25m grant from Welsh Government to carry out the work and will also be contributing £250k ourselves.

During this and the next financial year, a total of £4m will be spent on resurfacing local roads. A further £400k will also be spent on improving numerous footways throughout the county borough to address issues such as necessary repairs and drainage improvements. These particular roads have been identified as needing resurfacing following technical surveys undertaken with radar or skid resistance testing equipment, condition surveys and assessments conducted by highways inspectors, as well as any concerns raised by the public and councillors regarding local streets.

Once we have re-surfaced a road it should last for 20 to 30 years without requiring any major repairs. The alternative is to patch and mend potholes on a reactive basis, which is double the cost of resurfacing. We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience caused, but hope that motorists appreciate the need for the work to be carried out.

Councillor Richard Young, Cabinet Member for Communities

The council puts up road signs approximately a fortnight before each scheme begins to advise motorists in advance, while residents living nearby are written to. All of the scheduled resurfacing work is dependent on numerous factors such as the weather.

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