A major city road will be affected by roadworks from Monday – but residents will get just five days’ notice.
From Monday, roadworks linked to the planned St Ederyn’s development in north east Cardiff will start on the A4232 Pentwyn Link.
St Ederyn’s is a new development of more than 1,000 homes being built in St Mellons, Llanrumney and Pontprennau.
The first road closures will be the north section of Church Road to its junction with Bridge Street. That will be closed from July 4 to November 21. From July 11 there will then be lane closures around the roundabout at Pentwyn Link Road.
The council say the majority of these will be between 09.30am and 3.30pm.
‘Not good enough’
Those works will last until December or January 2017. The council say there will be other road closures throughout the area at different stages of the development but the details are not yet known.
The roadworks are not included in the council’s online roadworks document.
The city’s council will receive a letter “over the next few days”.
Pentwyn ward councillor Judith Woodman said: “Whilst it is appreciated this development is going to take some time to complete, the disruption caused needs to be well known so that residents can plan alternative routes and be well aware of them in advance. Less than a week’s notice is not good enough.
“Being notified as a councillor late yesterday with a road closure happening Monday next week is poor. Will letters go out to residents in my ward, or only Pontprennau?
‘Why isn’t this on the website?’
“My residents who use Asda superstore, BQ and other shops and businesses in Pontprennau need to know. This area is subject to large amounts of traffic going both ways.
“Why is this not on the council’s website?”
A council spokesman said: “It was agreed yesterday that roadworks linked to the planned St Ederyn’s development will start on July 4. The works will be ongoing until December and local residents will be contacted via letter with the full details in the next few days. When completed, local residents will benefit from new street lighting and pedestrian facilities being provided on the A4232.”