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19 July 2012
The first phase of works to provide crucial improvements to the Western Gateway scheme has started in Wrexham.
Griffiths Civil Engineering and Construction have been awarded the contract to remove Croesnewydd Bridge, currently weight restricted with no pedestrian access and unsuitable for the amount of traffic that uses the road, replaced with a four leg ground level junction.
£1.8 million has been secured for the works from the Highways Improvement Budget and works should be completed early next year.
Huw Owen, Contracts Manager with Griffiths, said:
"We are very pleased to be working on this important project alongside Wrexham Council and look forward to completing on time and on budget."
Cllr Neil Rogers, Leader of Wrexham Council, said:
"The timing of the start of this project as the new industrial access road opens couldn't be better and shows just how bright the future is for Wrexham. We have worked for many years to secure funding for these improvements and work will continue to ensure the whole Western Gateway is delivered to ultimately provide new jobs."
The Western Gateway is a long term development project driven by the council in partnership with other organisations. Its long term objective is to build Wrexham Technology Park into its third phase focussing on businesses that can help drive the Wrexham economy and make it more sustainable through the creation of new and better paid jobs.
In the shorter term, it aims to deliver a number of road and footpath improvements, referred to as the "primary infrastructure works". These include the creation of a new road junction, pedestrian footpath and cycleway on Croesnewydd Road, a new road junction on Ruthin Road in the west and a new spine road linking the two new junctions through the Western Gateway site, this will open up the whole site for development.