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Thursday, January 19, 2023

Town councillor gives update on Newbridge Road repairs

* The damaged B5605 Newbridge Road.

A Chirk town councillor has given an update on long-awaited work to repair a vital link road which has been closed for almost two years.

Newbridge Road was shut as a result of a landslide caused by severe storms in February 2021, leaving motorists heading between Chirk and Cefn Mawr no alternative but to use a long diversion route.

Early last year it was announced work to repair the collapsed carriageway of the B5605 could get under way after the Welsh Government announced further major funding of £2.8m to Wrexham Council which is responsible for the repair. 

The Welsh Government had already awarded Wrexham Council £175,000 for ground investigation and detailed design of remedial works.

There has since been no definite word on the repairs.

But earlier this week Chirk town councillor Gareth Baines posted on his Facebook page: “Many have asked recently about the delayed repairs to the B5605 Newbridge Road.

“WCBC (Wrexham Council) expect tenders to be returned within a month and for the road to be repaired before the end of 2023.

“The road is being regularly monitored for further signs of deterioration.”

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