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Highway improvements

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Cardiff Council has a programme of highway improvements consisting of carriageway resurfacing, reconstruction and surface treatment, also footway renewal and footway surface treatment works. 


Please note that carriageway surface treatment dates are provisional. The exact date will be displayed on site 3 days before commencement of work. Works can be affected by weather conditions. ​

Highway resurfacing

Crystal Wood/ St Cenydd RoadHeath01/09/2023
Coeden DalPentwyn01/09/2023
Wheatley RoadEly03/09/2023
Rhiwbina HillRhiwbina05/09/2023
Heol Y WernRhiwbina06/09/2023
Craig CastellRadyr / Morganstown11/09/2023
Maes Y BrynRadyr / Morganstown11/09/2023
Caerwent RoadEly12/09/2023
Everest WalkLlanishen12/09/2023
Cefn PenuelPentyrch13/09/2023
Penffordd/ PantegPentyrch26/09/2023
Llanrumney Avenue - Newport Road - Ball RoadRumney14/10/2023
Clare roadGrangetown22/10/2023
Heol Y ParcPentyrch28/10/2023

Highway and footway improvements

Prendergast PlaceCaerau15/09/2023
Wentloog RoadRumney04/09/2023
The GroveRumney11/09/2023
Tyr Y Sarn RoadRumney06/10/2023
Brachdy RoadRumney02/10/2023
Claremont CrescentRumney09/10/2023
Claremont Avenue Rumney09/10/2023
Ty Fry RoadRumney10/10/2023
Bettws Y Coed RoadCyncoed01/04/2024
Postponed due to Utility works.
The FairwayCyncoed01/03/2024
Llangorse RoadCyncoed01/03/2024
The GolateCathays16/10/2023
Lon IsaRhiwbina09/08/2023


What is happening?

In the next few days, weather permitting, the road outside your home will be given a new surface.
The treatment is called ‘Micro Asphalt’ and will improve the condition of your road for years to

Why is this being done?

Although the road outside your property may appear fairly sound, areas of cracking and wear are
appearing and if left untreated the condition will deteriorate further.
Micro Asphalt surfacing has been selected for your road because;

  • It will seal the surface and restore skid resistance.
  • It will keep the road surface in good condition and considerably extended the life of the road.
  • It is fast and efficient and will minimise inconvenience to the public.
  • It is sustainable as no material is removed from the road.
  • Research shows that it is a very cost-effective treatment when applied at the correct time.

What does the work involve?

Micro Asphalt is a cold-applied mix of bitumen binder and aggregate laid on the road surface by a
specialist vehicle. The steps of the process are:

  • ​Signs will be erected by the contractor advising of the treatment date.
  • The road is swept clean.
  • Manholes, kerbs and drainage gully’s etc. are covered with protective tape.
  • The road is closed to traffic, although access will be maintained to residents where possible.
  • The micro asphalt is applied; this may be in one or two coats depending on the roads existing condition.
  • A one hour “setting” time is allowed.
  • The road is reopened to traffic.
  • The road is swept to remove any loose stone.
  • Where required, within one week manholes will be adjusted to suit new levels.
  • Within one week the white lines are re-laid.
  • In two weeks the road will be re-swept to remove any loose stones.

Important Note:
Your new Micro Asphalt surface will initially look uneven and unfinished, which is normal and happens because of the laying and necessary curing process. The appearance of the road will “settle down” over time as the curing process stabilises the material, this is helped by weathering and trafficking. The appearance of the surface will improve over the first few weeks with the final finished result expected in approximately 3 months.

How long will it take?

In most cases the surface treatment will be completed within 1 to 2 days.

What should I do?

We will do our best to ensure every care is taken and we would ask you to assist us in the following

  1. ​Please do not allow your children or pets to play around the machines or on the newly laid
  2. ​surface for 2 hours after completionBefore entering your home or getting into your car ensure all shoes are free from bitumen or stones.
  3. Please observe No Parking restrictions.

​We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your co-operation in helping us carry out the necessary work.

The Planning, Transport and Environment Directorate of Cardiff Council is firmly committed to the delivery of high quality, cost effective and efficient services that meet the needs and the expectations of our customers and communities that we serve and our key stakeholders (our interested parties).

We are committed to providing services in accordance with relevent National Highway Sector Schemes, our Waste Strategy and all relevent standards, environmental considerations and cleansing and enforcement legislation.

concerns through a risk based approach, all within the constraints of legislation and available resources, and in conjunction with our partners. We will seek to continuously improve the quality, extent and nature of services provided.

We recognise that every employee, through their day to day work, makes a key contribution to the overall delivery of Council services, whether they are delivered internally or externally, and we will not only encourage their  articipation in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of improvement activities but also their individual employee development.

We will publish the Quality Policy to our Cardiff Improvement System Intranet Site, the Council Website and display in prominent positions. All managers will be responsible for raisinawareness of the policy and reinforcing a culture of excellence with our people.

The Quality Policy will be reviewed annually through management review to ensure its continued relevance to the Directorate’s and the Council’s strategic objectives.

Our Highway Operations, Recycling and Waste and Cleansing and​​ Enforcement Teams operate a Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 of which the registered scope can be made available upon request. ​

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