Road closures planned as construction of the new Five Mile Lane continues

The Vale of Glamorgan council has said that construction of the new Five Mile Lane (A4226) is progressing on schedule, with work set to be completed next summer but residents are to expect delays with partial road closures in place for short periods to allow construction work to take place.

The new road should cut journey times for local residents and also boost business by providing better transport links between Culverhouse Cross and Cardiff Airport and St Athan Enterprise Zone.

Preparatory works for the £25 million scheme, including some land clearance, began in early 2018 and the site compound from which the scheme will be managed was put in place in March.

As part of the work, the current road will need to be closed in a one-way direction northbound from Weycock Cross roundabout to the River Weycock for short periods over the next 10 months until the completion of the project.

Full details of the dates and duration of these closures will be publicised well in advance. An appropriate diversion route will be in place and fully signed during any closures with residents, businesses and travelling public kept fully informed.

Cllr John Thomas, Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: “Once completed, this project will have a big impact not just on motorists who use the route, but also on the local business community.

The upgraded road will bring improved public transport options and a safe cycling route.

“There will be some minor disruption while work is carried out, with the current road needing to be shut northbound from Weycock Cross roundabout at certain times. We will endeavour to keep this to a minimum and would ask motorists to plan ahead and for their patience and understanding during these periods.”

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