RESURFACING OF PENARTH ROAD IS UNDER WAY UNTIL OCTOBER 5TH

The road re-surfacing team began work on Penarth Road from the Baron’s Court junction to the Porsche Garage late this afternoon and will be in action through the night

A road re-surfacing team from Tarmac has moved in tonight to begin the re-surfacing of Penarth Road – the main route between Penarth and Cardiff.

The road has been closed for the duration of the work and diversions are in place – which may cause problems for some commuters up until October 5th.

A solar powered sign says the work will continue until October 5th

An illuminated sign has been in position for a few days on the left hand side of the road heading towards Cardiff – but unfortunately overhanging foliage has made it hard to read for passing motorists and few were aware that it was happening.

The project has not had much in the way of advance publicity and does not appear to be listed on the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s road closures website list.

[UPDATE SEPT 24TH: The Vale of Glamorgan Council HAS now placed details of the resurfacing work on its website today September 24th – a day after the start of the work.  The notice says:”  Road closure will be in place for resurfacing works to take place on Penarth Road from Barons Court traffic lights to Porsche Garage for ten nights. Closures are in place Monday – Thursday between 8.00pm and 6.00am / Sunday between 6.00pm and 6.00am. There will be no works on Friday and Saturday nights ]

The stretch being worked on runs from the Baron’s Court junction to the mini roundabout outside the Porsche garage – which is the part of the road which falls within the Vale of Glamorgan boundary.

The team, working on the road is the same one which last week completed the re-surfacing of Plymouth Road in Penarth.

 

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7 Responses to RESURFACING OF PENARTH ROAD IS UNDER WAY UNTIL OCTOBER 5TH

  1. The traffic management and diversion is interesting. I predict chaos.

  2. gareth says:

    Is the road to be closed for the full 14days, all day and night or what. I note it will be open just in time to be closed for the Cardiff marathon. Sod us in Llandough and Penarth no information whatsoever. What is the point of Vale traffic warnings (or lack of) , or aren’t we in the Vale now?.

  3. Bobby says:

    According to VoGCC website the closures are only overnight.

    Details: Road closure will be in place for resurfacing works to take place on Penarth Road from Barons Court traffic lights to Porsche Garage for ten nights. Closures are in place Monday – Thursday between 8.00pm and 6.00am / Sunday between 6.00pm and 6.00am. There will be no works on Friday and Saturday nights.

  4. Emma says:

    Typical of the Vale with regard to lack of communication. Public may want to avoid this road earlier however as last evening it was blocked off at 19.40! Either they need to stick to the advertised times or amend them.

    • Bobby says:

      I am a bit rusty on the details of applying to close a road, but the council have to apply for a Temporary Road Order in advance of the works, I think it’s at least 7 days notice. When I used to apply for them the rules were that the order had to be published in at least 2 newspapers and should also be available on line. I am pretty sure that it is against the law to close a road prior to the time stated in the order, but to get around this the council may have made the order to start at 7:30pm with the intention of actually starting at 8pm. Either way it’s totally inconsiderate to close the road before the time displayed on the matrix signs.

      Have you reported this to the council Emma? it may be that they are unaware that the contractor closed the road early.

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