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Maelor Roadworks Cause Wrexham Gridlock

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Jan 23rd, 2012.

Update: Tuesday 24th 12:00pm

Wrexham Council’s Head of Environment John Bradbury has released a statement regarding the roadworks urging motorists to avoid them if possible, he said:

“This is a major link in Wrexham and we are undertaking essential roadworks that can only be done in the day time. It is inevitable there will be some inconvenience to motorists and we ask people to avoid the area if possible or to allow extra time for their journey.”

Roadworks on Croesnewydd Road leading up to Wrexham Maelor Hospital are causing gridlock across the town this morning.

Queues have backed up as far as the Gresford junction on the A483 southbound with Mold Road and the surrounding areas such as Rhosddu also badly affected.

The problem has been caused by the closure of Croesnewydd Road just before the level crossing with traffic diverted up via the Central Retail Park, meaning that the hospital can only be accessed from the technology park side.

@wrexham follower Tim Roberts (@tim_p_roberts) tweeted us this morning to say “what’s going on by mold road road? Traffic all directions?”

@Rex_Ham also contacted us to say that his wife’s usual 10 minute journey to work at the Maelor had taken her 50 minutes.

Several patients and members of staff have said they have been late for appointments and work due to the roadworks and in today’s Leader it was reported that a pregnant woman had to seek the help of workmen to get to the hospital in time to give birth.

When our reporter attended the scene at 8.30am queues stretched back from the Mold Road roundabout all the way back to the Central Retail Park itself.

Traffic was barely moving towards the Maelor and we have since had reports from Tasha Griffiths (@TashaG2011) that a mile long queue has now formed on the A483 in the lead up to the Mold Road turn off.

Two police cars were seen rushing down Mold Road, presumably to attempt to ease the traffic flow.

The road closure will remain in place until Friday as resurfacing works are carried out according to Wrexham Council’s website.

Wrexham.com would recommend allowing plenty of extra time for your journey if travelling anywhere around the town this week.

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