Cart Road 52 ‘Pathways Project’
The bridge over the River Taff at Hailey Park in Llandaff North (Cart Road 52) is being reopened to public use. To support this project, two pathways in Hailey Park (Llandaff North) are proposed to be improved in the current financial year (2012/2013).
A cost estimate for the works will be sought from the Parks department. It is anticipated that the scheme will be funded by the NRS and the Cycling budget.
One further pathway in the ward of Llandaff (linking the bridge to the Radyr sidings development) will be improved in the next financial year (2013/2014).
The bridge works are scheduled to be complete in early 2013 in advance of implementation of the pathways project.
Pathway 1 (FoHP Eds note: runs alongside the river) is a poor quality, narrow mud pathway, which pools when it rains. The anticipated increase in use of the pathway following the reopening of the bridge will require this pathway to be robust and require minimum maintenance. It is proposed that this pathway will be a tar macadam pathway. Vegetation clearance is also required (FoHP Eds note: however, this is a beautiful glade in the summer!).
Pathway 2 is a narrow stone pathway connecting the changing rooms to the bridge. It is currently too narrow to allow cyclists and pedestrians to pass each other and requires widening. It is proposed that the materials used for this pathway will be suitable for cycling and pedestrians.
The introduction of appropriate signage, street furniture and additional elements subject to final cost estimates will also be considered. Hailey Park is owned by the Parks department and estimates for the work will be sought from the Parks department who will also be instructed to project manage the scheme.
Please note that the path around the meadow will not be resurfaced as this path is really intended for educational/leisure use and just goes round in a circle. The current path there is integral to the meadow regeneration project.
From 18 February: path work commences
Pathway work is due to commence week beginning 18 February and will take approximately 6–7 weeks to complete (this will involve tarmacing alongside the river from new bridge down to main part of park and behind the changing rooms).
There will be temporary path closures and diversions, appropriately signed, during this period.
Consultation will take place with Local Members; Friends of Hailey Park; Local Access Forum; Council departments (Parks, Highways, Cycling, Access + Drainage Officer) and Police and Community Support Officers. Cart Road 52 ‘Pathways Project’ NRS Scheme September 2012. Site notices and a plan will be prepared explaining the pathway improvements.
These will be displayed on site in accordance with the timescale (see right-hand column). The site notice will reference where more detailed plans can be viewed, for example at Llandaff North libraries and online at the Council website. Contact details of Neighbourhood Regeneration will be identified on the site notice.
Next Steps (Indicative)