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Margam Road closure latest

July 2, 2007 12:00 AM
Cllr. Cathy Pearcy and Cllr. Ed Bridges on Margam Road

Cllr. Cathy Pearcy and Cllr. Ed Bridges are working to get Margam Road re-opened as soon as possible.

Residents in Mynachdy have expressed their concern over the closure of Margam Road while works are carried out on the Gabalfa Interchange slip road.

Gabalfa's Lib Dem councillors have been in constant contact with the council and their contractors, making sure that all parties are aware of the disruption the works are causing local residents.

Local resident and Liberal Democrat councillor, Cathy Pearcy, said: "While the scheme is clearly important and will benefit the area, the problems caused to residents by the closure of Margam Road and the subway by Ventnor Place have been considerable."

The Gabalfa Focus Team sent a letter to residents in April stating that the closure would last for another eight weeks. Since then, further delays have occurred because of service diversions and delays from the utility companies.

As a result, the latest estimate is that the road will have to be closed until around the end of August, when all of the work on the south side of the Interchange will finally be completed.

Cllr. Ed Bridges told us: "It is very disappointing and inconvenient that the work will last for the best part of two more months. We have told the contractors at great length about the problems the delay is going to cause residents. They have assured us that they are doing all they can to stick to the new timescale.

"For safety reasons, the contractors cannot re-open Margam Road until the work is completed because of the necessary excavation work. That is fair enough, but we want to ensure that the road is reopened as soon as possible so the area can get back to normal."

For more details, contact Cllr. Cathy Pearcy or Cllr. Ed Bridges.