Sector - Transport & Infrastructure

Welsh government creates plans for road upgrades on A483

The Welsh government is putting together proposals for road improvements between junctions 3 and 6 on the A483 near Wrexham.

The stretch of the A483 between junctions 3 and 6 will receive road improvements to create better connectivity between the north and south in Wales. Proposals are being drawn up to improve safety and reliability on the road and reduce journey time.

The government is also aiming to improve the use of public transport and reduce air pollution, particularly between junctions 5 and 6. It is hoped the improvements will also improve connectivity between the east and west of the country, and between Wales and England.

Ken Skates, Economy and Transport Minister, said: “Ensuring a reliable and efficient road network is a key priority for the Welsh Government and that’s why action must be taken to resolve existing issues affecting the A483 between Junction 3 and 6.”

“Being a regular user of this section of the road, I fully understand the present issues and recent studies have found that current traffic congestion on the route is a constraint to everyday commuting as well as the economic growth aspirations in Wrexham. It’s important to note that doing nothing to improve the situation will impact residents and businesses in the area now and in the future.”

“The public exhibitions are an excellent way of finding out more about this important scheme, why it is needed and how solutions are being developed. I’d encourage everyone with an interest to go along to the Catrin Finch Centre on the dates the information sessions are being held.”

Public consultations will be held on Tuesday 25 June and Thursday 27 June in the Catrin Finch Centre on the Glyndwr University campus in Wrexham. On 25 June, the exhibition will be open between 10 am and 6 pm, and on 27 June from 1 pm until 8 pm. the improvements are part of the Welsh government’s Moving North Wales Forward Strategy and the National Transport Finance Plan.

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