Traffic Matters: ongoing work at the south end of Heol Isaf is described by Plasdwr as:
“From w/c March 2nd our contractors, Alun Griffiths, will start removing the current Heol Isaf roundabout and replacing it with a new, four-way signalised junction as part of the infrastructure improvements for Plasdwr. While this work is taking place, the two original lanes on Llantrisant Road will be closed and traffic will use the newly constructed lanes on the northern side of the carriageway, where a temporary mini roundabout will be created allowing traffic to travel as normal along Llantrisant Road. Traffic travelling from Heol Isaf will be able to use the temporary roundabout to turn right onto Llantrisant Road, heading towards Llantrisant. To head left towards Cardiff, traffic from Heol Isaf will use the newly constructed slip road to bypass the roundabout altogether. There will be no left turn at the roundabout for traffic coming from Heol Isaf. These arrangements are expected to be in place until the new junction is complete in summer 2020”
The closure for 11 weeks of Heol Pant y Gored will mainly inconvenience residents of Pentyrch and Creigiau but it will add to traffic on Heol Isaf; this could have been managed better with some local consultation. Cardiff Council has issued a white paper on traffic issues and it contains some good ideas while suffering from no information on how to pay for necessary measures such as the Metro.
Council budget: this will be set at the end of February and a consultation document is available in Radyr Library.
Footpath 41: this footpath from Plasdwr to the steps on Heol Isaf near Radyr Comp is well used but the surface is in a poor state. I have requested an inexpensive upgrade.
Radyr Library: In addition to existing range, it now hosts “digital sessions” each Friday between 2 and 4
Planning application 20/00187: R+MCC and I are working with community representatives from Danescourt and Llandaff to oppose this application for De Braose Close; it would impact Radyr Woods.
Coronavirus: Cardiff Council is working with Public Health Wales; I can provide a link
Bryn Deri: Staff and pupils are to be commended on another fine inspection report all our local schools are in green category
Welsh Water: investigation of the local water network may result in brown discolouration of tap water; this is harmless but I can give contact details to any concerned resident.
Storm Dennis: the cricket ground is flooded and various trees have been blown b down but we are lucky to have suffered less than near neighbours. We thank council staff and emergency workers who gave quick responses.
County Councillor Rod McKerlich, 14th February 2020
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