The Welsh Government is to launch a public consultation following the launch of the preferred options for changes along the A483 in Wrexham.
The A483 is one of the main connecting routes between North and South Wales, and between North Wales and the Midlands. It is vital route for freight travelling from the UK, Ireland and Europe as well as frequently being used by tourists.
But the Government made the decision to make changes to address congestion at junctions and the impact of this on the local economy.
The proposals are part of a programme of pinch point schemes included in the Welsh Government – National Transport Finance Plan and the Moving North Wales Forward document.
The preferred options are:
- Junction 3 (Wrexham Road): minor changes incorporating active travel improvements
- (Ruthin Road): major changes including a new gyratory retaining the existing A525 overbridge, incorporating active travel improvements along the A525 across the A483
- Junction 5 (Plas Coch Roundabout/Mold Road): introducing active travel improvements
- Junction 6 (A5156/Gresford Interchange): Minor changes to the existing junction incorporating active travel improvements
Transport Minister, Ken Skates said: “Action needs to be taken on this stretch of the A483. If left as it is, the situation will hinder the growth of Wrexham and the North Wales region as a whole.
“Following a thorough assessment process I’m pleased that we are now able to publish the preferred options for the four junctions. As a result of this scheme we plan to achieve more opportunities for active travel, better public transport links, improved traffic flow leading to improved air quality. I would urge everyone who uses the A483 in the Wrexham area to have their say on these plans which are vital to the region.”