Wrexham Council have welcomed a statement yesterday from local AM and Cabinet Secretary Ken Skates that key congestion points on the Wrexham bypass should be addressed in the next three years.
Yesterday Ken Skates was speaking about a ‘special day for Wrexham’ with the opening of the Town Square business hub, and gave a list of recent achievements that showed the area ‘was going from strength to strength’ – with a quick video below of the section of the speech.
One of those listed was the inclusion of money allocated for A483 improvement works, noting that the finance will mean key congestion points will be resolved in the coming three years. Those areas are believed to be based around three or four junctions on the bypass.
Locally the Local Development Plan (LDP) has earmarked several sites for large scale housing, with many people asking how the current infrastructure will cope, and Wrexham Council linking A483 improvement work and resulting funding, to the deliverability of areas of the LDP.
Cllr David A Bithell, Wrexham Council’s Lead Member for Environment and Transport, told us: “I welcome the Cabinet Secretary’s statement that the work is included in the three-year finance plan.”
“Officers and members from Wrexham Council have lobbied for key improvements over the past few years, and I recently wrote to the Trunk Road Agency asking for further details on upcoming planned improvements to the A483.”
“Improvements to key junctions will be essential to ensure that Wrexham is a vibrant place to live, work and visit, as well as to attract further employment opportunities into Wrexham.”