Penarth town centre set for resurfacing work
5:02pm Wednesday 16th October 2013 in News
PENARTH town centre is set for more road disruption as resurfacing works are planned for Windsor Road following the gas main refurbishment work that is currently under way.
On Friday, October 11, resurfacing works also began on Lavernock Road and are expected to be finished by the end of this week. Following their completion work will then be undertaken to resurface Redlands Road from Monday, October 21.
A spokesperson from the Vale of Glamorgan Council said: “The resurfacing works that are currently under way on Lavernock Road in Penarth are part of the Local Government Borrowing Initiative which the Vale of Glamorgan Council has secured over a three-year period. The total amount of the bid is £6.6m spread over the financial years 2012 to 2015.”
They added: “The works on Lavernock Road will be completed by the end of this week with a further section of Redlands Road scheduled to be resurfaced the week commencing October 21.
“Future works in the Penarth area include the resurfacing of the carriageway in the shopping area of Windsor Road, Penarth. These works follow the extensive gas main refurbishment that is currently under way. The resurfacing works will be undertaken outside normal working hours to minimise disruption to both businesses and residents.”
Anthony Slaughter, chairman of the community group Gwyrddio Penarth Greening (GPG) that aims to support local businesses, said that although the gas works needed to be done, “the disruption caused a lot of harm to the local economy and showed how fragile the shops are.”
He added: “There needed to be better consultation with shopkeepers about what was going to happen.”
He added that, if possible, the resurfacing works should have been completed at the same time as the gas main refurbishment.
“If there could have been further work incorporated at the time, then it would be negligent if it wasn’t done,” he said.