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Friday, May 20, 2016

Road closed to allow tree removal work

Denbighshire County Council is informing motorists that the A525 at Nant y Garth Pass will close for up to two weeks as of next Monday to allow essential tree removal work to take place safely.

The council was approached by contractors Tilhill who needed to undertake tree removal work on the pass.

Following discussions, it became clear that the road would need to close fully whilst the work was underway.

The council is working with the contractor to both minimise the length of the closure and to ensure that other essential works needed in the area are carried out at the same time. This would avoid having to close the road again for future work.

Whilst the work is scheduled for two weeks, Tilhill say they are making good progress and will aim to re-open the road under traffic light control as soon as practically possible.

To coincide with the closure, the council has served notice on the other land owners informing them that a closure will be in place and that they should undertake all necessary works so as to ensure that the trees on their land do not cause interference to the travelling public.  Most are using this closure as an opportunity to undertake work.

Denbighshire’s own teams will also be undertaking some tree work on sections of the verge that form the highway and in addition they will be undertaking some sign repairs, structural surveys of culverts, gully cleaning, sweeping and grass cut ting.

The council can also confirm that two school buses using the route will be escorted safely through the road closure, to ensure that the road closure does not have an impact on examinations taking place.

The official diversion route for traffic will be clearly signposted. Additional signs are also being placed at key locations to deter larger vehicles and caravans from using routes that would affect Pentrecelyn and Graigfechan.

The council says it would like to apologise in advance for any disruption an d inconvenience this work will cause and is reassuring the public that it has worked with the contractor to take every possible step to ease congestion and minimise any effects on the local community.

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