Funding for Highways and Transportation in Rhondda Cynon Taf
The Welsh Government has awarded £3.358m of highways and transportation funding to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council for 2020/21.
In May 2020, the Council agreed a £25.02m Highways Capital Programme for 2020/21, bringing the total investment in highways and transportation since 2015/16 to £146m. The latest Capital Programme shows that improving the highway network continues to be a Council investment priority.
The Council has recently received confirmation of its successful applications to Welsh Government for grant funding within the current financial year. This includes £2.73m across the Local Transport Fund (LTF) and the Local Transport Network Fund (LTNF), £419,500 from the Safe Routes in Communities Fund and £201,710 in Road Safety Grants, which includes:
- Road Safety Capital, £140,000 – funding for the delivery of safety measures on the A4061 Rhigos Road, from Treherbert to Rhigos.
- Road Safety Revenue, £61,710 – funding to deliver education and training.
A brief summary of the confirmed funding allocations can be seen here.
The Council has also bid for Active Travel and Resilient Roads funding, and has more recently submitted an expression of interest to Welsh Government for funding to deal with transport opportunities related to COVID-19.