Clwyd South Assembly Member Ken Skates has welcomed news that work to reduce noise on the Ruabon bypass - used regularly by Llan motorists - is to be undertaken by the Welsh Government.
Local Government Minister Carl Sargeant has written to Mr Skates to say that Ramboll Consultants have been appointed by the government to undertake detailed noise modelling on the A483 at Ruabon and oversee construction of a noise barrier on sections of the road.
The two metre high fence will be made of timber and is planned to be erected within the existing highway boundary.
Mr Skates said: “I’m pleased the Welsh Government is taking steps to reduce noise levels on the Ruabon bypass. It is a very important road economically, however sections of the trunk road can be quite noisy and it’s important we do all we can to reduce the sound coming from traffic.
“The road already utilises a low noise surface material, but the addition of timber noise barriers could help reduce noise and disruption from traffic still further.
“What is important is that we get public and business support from those most directly impacted by this and that the contractors work with the local community to get the best result.
“I am conscious of the harmful effect high noise levels can have on people’s quality of life and so I am glad this work is now being prioritised by the Welsh Government.”