Posted: Mon 18th Apr 2022

“Repairing this road will make a massive difference to people” says Wrexham Council after £2.7m funding boost for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Monday, Apr 18th, 2022

Wrexham Council has welcomed news of £2.8 million funding boost to carry out vital repairs to the B5605 in Newbridge.

The stretch of road has been closed since January 2021 after the county borough was hit by Storm Christoph – resulting in heavy rain and flash flooding.

It’s been a challenging situation for local communities, with many motorists having to drive miles out of their way.

As well as providing a daily travel route for local people, the road also serves as a diversion when the A483 bypass is closed.

However, following complex geo-technical surveys and cost analysis, the council submitted a business case to the Welsh Government to help fund the repairs.

Last week it was announced that the Welsh Government had awarded the local authority almost £3 million to carry out repair works on the road.

A spokesperson for Wrexham Council said: “Repairing this road will make a massive difference to people in Newbridge, Cefn Mawr and Rhosymedre – as well as surrounding communities like Plas Madoc, Ruabon and Chirk.

“It’s not a straight-forward road-repair – the damage is substantial and we’ve had to undertake a lot of in-depth geo-technical assessments and cost analysis.

“But we’re delighted we’ve been able to secure this funding, and look forward to reopening this key piece of infrastructure.”

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