The massive job of re-surfacing the entire length of Plymouth Road from the junction with Stanwell Road to the junction with Raisdale Road is due to be completed on Friday this week.
With limited funds available the Vale of Glamorgan Council had asked local residents which main routes they most wanted to have repaired and badly-rutted Plymouth Road came top of the list.
Contractors Tarmac and RNA highway maintenance have already re-surfaced half of the road from the Stanwell Junction to Archer Road – and today finished “planing” the rest of the road up to the Raisdale Road junction
40 mm of the old road surface has been removed and carted away for recycling, and with planing completed, the planing machine was being loaded on a low-loader top be taken away to its next assignment.
Now 250 tonnes of Tarmac will be laid on the southern section of Plymouth Road giving it a billiard-table-like finish just like the Northern section.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council and the contractors have today thanked local residents living on Plymouth Road for their patience.
All parked cars had to be cleared from Plymouth Road whilst the work was in progress – opening up for many the unaccustomed vista – a Plymouth Road without vehicles.
It was a fleeting glimpse of what the street must have looked like in Victorian and Edwardian times in days before cars became commonplace .
More than 500 tonnes of tarmac will have been laid on Plymouth Road by the time the project is complete on Friday afternoon.