A traffic light fault that has caused increased congestion around the Wrexham Maelor Hospital is unlikely to be resolved until the end of the week.
Over the past few days there have been a number of frustrated motorists in touch with Wrexham.com about increased congestion and traffic issues around the Wrexham Maelor Hospital – particularly around the evening rush hour.
There have been issues with gridlock in the hospital car park, as well as along Watery Road, Croesnewydd Road and around the Technology Park.
In some cases it has taken two hours for people to get off the hospital car park.
@wrexham.com another nightmare journey home from the hospital tonight… An hour to do 8min journey home… Just pray there isn’t an emergency as emergency vehicles will struggle…wrexham council SORT IT OUT…
— Tracey Williams (@traceyMW50) January 7, 2020
40 mins from the train crossing to the hospital entrance. Then been sat here for 10 mins and not moved 😡😡
— shaun griffiths (@Shaun_griff) January 7, 2020
— Kevin David Jones (@IrwolKevette2) January 7, 2020
It been horrendous this week people stuck in car parks for 25 mins plus and late for collecting children. Something must be done! People can’t use filter lanes by Dunelm either that back traffic up and block roundabouts. How ambulances get through is beyond me it’s dangerous!
— Nici H (@Nicinoo3) January 7, 2020
Took me an hour to travel 2 miles 😠 was horrendous today, not seen it like that in a long time
— Becky Holmes (@beckii209) January 7, 2020
There had been complaints that a fault with traffic lights had been causing the problems for motorists, something which Wrexham Council have today confirmed is the case.
@wrexham problem with traffic lights is causing congestion around the Maelor Hospital area. We know the inconvenience, and are working with partners to resolve the problem quickly, but a new piece will not be available until Friday. Leave extra time for your trip.
— Cllr Terry Evans (@terryevans) January 8, 2020
A spokesperson for Wrexham Council said: “There are issues with traffic lights that are causing congestion in the Maelor hospital area which is causing inconvenience.
“We’re working with partners to find a solution to the issues but a new part cannot be found until Friday.
“Please allow extra time for your journey.”
We have also contacted various stakeholders about infrastructure and traffic issues across the town centre.
*Picture of the gridlocked hospital car park tweeted to Wrexham.com by Julie last night
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