Typical traffic congestion in Plymouth Road, Penarth

One of Penarth’s busiest,  but narrowest and most congested  road arteries,  Plymouth Road,  is to be resurfaced over the next two weeks,  starting on September 10th 2018.

Residents living along Plymouth Road have already been sent letters by the Vale of Glamorgan Council about the forthcoming resurfacing – but others who use the route regularly may not be aware of the forthcoming fortnight of  road works.

The work involves the use of a planing machine (seen here in action on Raisdale Road) to remove the old rutted surface of Plymouth Road

Plymouth Road will be closed between the junction of Raisdale Road and Stanwell Road  between the hours of 09:30 and 16:00 whilst work is in progress. Vehicle access will be for “residents only” – and there could be delays even for them.

People who park their cars on Plymouth Road are being asked not to park on the road between 09.30 to 16:00 from next Monday for the next two weeks – a necessity which is likely to put pressure on parking spaces elsewhere in the vicinity.

Plymouth road will remain open to pedestrians throughout the two weeks of the re-surfacing programme.

What’s described as  “intense lobbying” by Cllr Ben Gray and Cllr Kathryn McCaffer (both Conservative Plymouth Ward) to get Plymouth Road resurfaced after years of neglect by the former Labour administration has paid off . The two-week project begins on Monday morning.

The long-awaited resurfacing of Plymouth Road – a critical route neglected by the previous Labour administration in the Vale Council – has come about by what PDN understands has been “intense lobbying” by Vale Conservative Plymouth Ward councillors Ben Gray and Kathryn McCaffer.

The Vale Council is hoping it will have the co-operation of local residents and say says “Every effort will be made to keep any inconvenience to a minimum , however due to the nature of the works some noise and disruption will be inevitable”




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  1. Jude says:

    Finally!!! Just another few hundred roads to go though.

  2. Penarthbourne says:

    Smooth surface will encourage even more speeding
    Too many cars are double parked at the top of this road all day long
    It will only get worse when parking charges are introduced in the town centre

  3. Andrew Worsley says:

    Correct Jude but then that’s how tokenism works as we know , look willing , make a gesture , do a sample to show then sit back and the critics are silenced .

  4. Rupert says:

    Following on from that may I strongly suggest they resurface Stanwell Road one of the worst in Penarth due to the heavy traffic and for a trial period re-route the buses down Victoria Road as this is wider that Stanwell for the buses to pass parked cars

    • snoggerdog says:

      agree about victoria its a no brainer! (right up my street,sorry road)

    • Victoria Rd Resident says:

      No issues with more buses on Victoria Rd, we already have bus stops. However we need some traffic calming, many cars travelling way too fast

  5. snoggerdog says:

    wont affect us cyclists,we dont go on the roads,we cycle dangerouly fast along the pavements. (another P.D.N.mantra.

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  7. whatsoccurin says:

    As Obama would say we seem to be “at the back of the line” for re-surfacing-all I have seen is an excellent job on Fort Road down towards the Marconi site, and the lower part of Bridgeman Road towards the Pier-meaning vehicles travel too fast, and the rest of Bridgeman Road is pothole paradise.!

  8. Plymouth Rd Resident says:

    What the letter doesn’t make clear is if the resurfacing is going to be carried out only on weekdays or if it includes the weekend too? It would be handy to know.

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