Rush hour commuters suffered delays this morning as roadworks on Gresford Hill caused the A483 bypass to slow to a crawl.
@wrexham Dreadful queues on a483 by Gresford roundabout both ways as council thought lets put 3 days worth of roadworks out just before xmas
— Ali Owen (@AllyOwen) December 18, 2012
The works, which are due to last for three days, are not listed on the Council’s website. Signs though have been in place warning drivers of the lane closure over the last few days.
The roadworks start at the top of Gresford Hill for northbound traffic, and start just after the Rossett junction for southbound traffic.
There is signage in place warning drivers of the delays however if heading south it is not until after the Rossett junction.
Wrexham.com took a trip around lunchtime, where the traffic was much better, however progress was still slow at the top of Gresford Hill due to heavy goods vehicles doing 35mph at the top – having a knock on effect to following single file traffic.
Denbighshire Council said “Denbighshire is carrying out some minor but essential maintenance works on the dual carriageway section of the A483. This work involves some surveying and cleansing work. gulley emptying and cleaning of drainage channels. Wrexham Council are carrying out the actual temporary Traffic Management work which comprises of lane closures. The work is necessary to ensure that the highway network is kept well maintained.”