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Road closure for River Taff footbridge installation

  • Categories : Press Release , Council
  • 03 Mar 2023

A section of Avenue de Clichy will be closed for the day next Sunday (12 March) for the installation of a new footbridge over the River Taff.

The footbridge linking Merthyr Leisure Village, Rhydycar to the town centre is being replaced as part of the Council’s Active Travel improvements programme, funded by Welsh Government.

The former bridge had height restrictions and was too narrow for pedestrians and cyclists to pass one another. The new structure is being relocated slightly north towards a new crossing point and will be 3.5m wide, allowing both walkers and cyclists to cross at the same time. 

The road will be closed from 9am to 9pm to enable a crane to lift the new bridge into place. Diversions will be signposted to allow motorists to get through the town centre.

Council Leader Cllr Geraint Thomas said: “We want to make life easier for people crossing the footbridge in wheelchairs or with buggies and also want to encourage cyclists and others using the Taff Trail to come into the town centre.”

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