ROAD works are underway in Penarth until February of next year.

Traffic management will be in place for construction works as part of the Windsor Road / Plassey Street Improvement Scheme.

The roadworks will be in place from today, Monday October 7 for approximately 21 weeks, roughly the end of February 2020.

The project has been funded by £1.4m of Section 106 cash from the developer of Penarth Heights, for off-site highway improvements and sustainable transport in the town.

The Vale council said the scheme will improve the experience of pedestrians and cyclists in and around the junction of Windsor Road and Plassey Street, and create a more picturesque gateway into Penarth town centre.

Planned works include:

  • Improvement to the existing roundabout by realigning the kerb-line, creating increased deflection for motorists using the roundabout - reducing speeds of approaching vehicles;
  • Creation of rain gardens, planting areas and paving - which will also provide a sustainable surface water drainage system;
  • Two new toucan crossings on the Plassey Street and Windsor Road arms of the junction, making for better pedestrian and cycle facilities;
  • Further east on Plassey Street, there will be construction of rain gardens to replace existing junction build-outs which will assist with surface water drainage;
  • New railings to define the boundary between Windsor Road and Dingle Park; and
  • An entranceway into the park off the Windsor Road and Plassey Street roundabout junction, which will have a new art feature. This will also require work on the embankment inside Dingle Park.

The Vale council had previously explored the option of a one-way road system, that was dropped after fierce criticism from residents.

View the plan here.