Wrexham is set to receive £7.3m of this year’s £11.5m Welsh Government National Transport Grant it has been announced.
The town will receive almost two thirds of the total and more than all other Welsh local authorities combined.
The money will go towards upgrading the second section of the Wrexham Industrial Estate link road.
The news comes within weeks of the announcement that £36.66m is to be allocated for the redoubling of the Chester to Wrexham train line, which will be completed by 2015.
Commenting on the news Wrexham AM Lesley Griffiths said: “I am delighted at this additional funding. The funds will allow completion of the second section of the industrial estate link road to go ahead within schedule.
“The modernisation of the link road will enable Wrexham Industrial Estate to boast transport links competitive with anywhere in the UK making it more attractive than ever to business.
“This also comes alongside news of the planned redoubling of the Wrexham to Chester line by 2015, also thanks to Welsh Government funds.
“The two projects represent a significant upgrade to our local transport infrastructure which will provide a long term boost to jobs and the economy of the town. In addition, they will provide a welcome jobs boost to local supply chains while under construction.
“Through allocating almost two thirds of this year’s Transport Grant to the town, the Welsh Government has shown a solid commitment to providing Wrexham with a transport infrastructure second to none.”
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