46A Village Farm Ind. Estate
Pyle, Bridgend, CF33 6BP
T 01656 745838
F 01656 740596
ISO 9001-2008 ISO 14001-2004

Church Village Bypass

The A473 forms an important section of the Welsh Strategic Highway Network running west to east across the South Wales valleys between Bridgend and Pontypridd. In the vicinity of Llantwit Fardre, Church Village and Ton-teg the existing route passes through a mainly built up area with direct frontage access by residential and commercial properties, and considerable pedestrian activity.

The existing roads and this section of the A473 is unsuited to modern needs with substandard alignments, numerous junctions and accesses, road works and on street parking hindering the flow of traffic. Therefore a better road network is considered essential to relieve the area of the excessive traffic congestion currently experienced. It is proposed to provide a quality route between Cross Inn and Ton-teg to reduce congestion that in turn will lead to improved access, environmental and road safety benefits.


McCarthy's Role

McCarthys were originally given the role of preparing the ground for the structures and backfilling around the same structures along with constructing new watercourses. The value of the work was circa £300,000.00.

Our ability to interact with other sub contractors, work to tight programmes, competitive pricing and work quality meant that by the time the project was opened 2 months ahead of schedule we had completed over £2 Million of work on the scheme.

Other work completed after includes:
  • Attenuation and First Flush Ponds
  • Community Footpath
  • Lined V-ditches
  • Scour protection on watercourses
  • Otter passes
  • Reinstating areas after completion
  • Retaining slopes
  • Cascades, rock lined ditches and headwalls

Client Rhondda Cynon Taff
Main contractor Costain
Value Out turn £ 2 Million
Role Sub Contractor
Principal Designer Atkins
Form of Contract NEC Option C
Contract Period 2 Years
Dates November 2008 - September 2010

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