PLYMOUTH ROAD RE-SURFACING SHOULD BE FINISHED BY FRIDAY

The billiard-table-smooth Plymouth Road – with hardly a car in sight

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.

The giant road-planing machine which tore up the old surface of Plymouth Road and skimmed 40 millimetres off it.

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.

Scalped: The Southern section of Plymouth Road after being “planed”. It’ll have a a new tarmac road surface laid on it by the end of Friday. The Vale of Glamorgan Council and the contractors have  thanked local residents for their co-operation during the two-week-long operation.

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.

Contractors say the new surface on Plymouth Road should last 15-20 years

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 .

Plymouth Road without any parked cars on it. It’ll be 20 years or more before this sight is seen again.

More than 500 tonnes of tarmac will have been laid on Plymouth Road by the time the project is complete on Friday afternoon.

 

 

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9 Responses to PLYMOUTH ROAD RE-SURFACING SHOULD BE FINISHED BY FRIDAY

  1. Richard Snell says:

    Absolutely beautiful job a much needed improvement. SHALL WE HAVE A SWEEPSTAKE TO SEE HOW LONG THE FIRST UTILITY COMPANY TAKES TO DIG THE FIRST HOLE.

    • That was a water leak at the Stanwell Road end as they started so my money goes on the water people.

      Now all that is needed is to stop cars parking on the pavement so that the damage they have caused can be repaired.

    • Ermintrude says:

      Victoria Road dug up within months after resurfacing.

  2. Taffy says:

    That can only be achieved by double yellow lines on one side of the street

  3. Bob Williams says:

    Let’s hope Stanwell Rd is next, main bus route and it’s an absolute disgrace, much worse than Plymouth Rd. But I won’t hold my breath.
    Bob Williams

  4. Peter Church says:

    Maybe the BBC filming unit that spend most of it time in Plymouth Road is contributing to the resurfacing !!
    We can only dream.

  5. Rosy says:

    What Councilor lives in Plymouth?

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