This just in from Plasdwr:
Our contractors, Alun Griffiths, made good progress on the infrastructure work along Llantrisant Road in November. At time of writing, the essential highway drainage work is complete, and the road is being resurfaced ready to reopen at peak times. November was particularly difficult for residents in north west Cardiff who have been affected by these works and we’re sorry for the disruption the works have caused.
From next week until February, the Alun Griffiths team on Llantrisant Road will be working further east, on the south side of the carriageway opposite the filling station. Work will stop for two weeks over the Christmas break with no temporary lights in place from December 20th until work starts again on January 6th.
Off the highway, Alun Griffiths is continuing drainage work to the north and south of Llantrisant Road. They will also be diverting existing Virgin Media phone and broadband lines and carrying out gas protection works on an existing gas main. This work will require a piling rig and will be carried out in two phases; three weeks in December and one week in March.
We’re aware that congestion has been particularly bad throughout November due to the requirement for 24hr lights to safely complete the highway drainage, which requires a 2.5-metre-deep and 750cm trench in the road. We had originally hoped to complete these works earlier, but the work programme has been delayed by unforeseeable events including the discovery of uncharted, existing utility infrastructure, bad weather and ground conditions.
We’re expecting to be able to remove the 24hr lights in the week commencing December 9th and revert back to 09:30-15:30 traffic lights. These timescales are correct at the time of writing, if anything changes updates will be posted on our Twitter channel @plasdwr.