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Wrexham’s Industrial Estate Access Road

July 2012 Update

Wrexham new Industrial Estate road was officially opened in a blaze of publicity by Carl Sargeant, AM, Minister with responsibility for transport. The opening was marked by a cavalcade of over 100 vehicles that made its way along the new road and through the industrial estate. Work continues to complete the road ahead of schedule at the end of the summer. Landscaping will take place during the Autumn of 2012.

May 2012 Update

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Northern Access

Southern Access

January 2012 Update

The programmed construction period for the Wrexham Industrial Estate Access Roads Scheme is now over half way complete. Wrexham Council’s Executive Board Members will receive a presentation at the start of next Tuesday’s Executive Board Meeting to update them on progress to date.

The southern section - from Cross Lanes to Five Fords - is expected to be complete well ahead of programme, with the northern section also still on target, for completion ahead of August 19th this year.

The scheme, funded by Welsh Government, is also currently within the budget.

Update November 2011

Works are progressing well on the northern and southern roads. Around 6 months into the 66-week construction period, work remains on target

The northern section, is the dual carriageway from the existing Borras roundabout on A5156 right through to the Bryn Lane roundabout adjacent to the JCB factory, and this should be open to traffic by August next year. It is expected that the southern section, predominantly a new, arrow-straight, single carriageway route from Five Fords in the north to A525 at Cross Lanes in the south will be open to traffic by early summer next year.

The weekend of 21st/22nd October saw a major change in the traffic layout in the northern section. Traffic was switched, from the existing A534 Holt Road onto a newly constructed temporary road alongside. This will allow safe construction of the new dual carriageway section over this length. On completion, traffic will switch again onto the new permanent dual carriageway and the “temporary” route will become a permanent combined footway, cycleway and agricultural access.

The whole site team is hoping for reasonably kind weather through the winter months so that works can continue to progress to schedule.

Update September 2011

Works on the site are progressing well as we approach the autumn. Good progress has been made on the construction of what will become the new northbound carriageway between the Holt Road and Borras roundabouts and the enlarged Holt Road roundabout itself.

Major earthworks have been carried out to what will ultimately become the footway/cycleway and agricultural access between the new Gourton Hall roundabout and the new Holt Road roundabout. A key element of the programme is to temporarily divert all A534 traffic onto this route to allow construction of the permanent dual carriageway route in this section, free of public traffic. This key switch is currently programmed to take place in November this year.

Earthworks on the link from the new Gourton Hall roundabout to Bryn Lane roundabout are also well advanced.

Construction work on the southern section, between Five Fords and Cross Lanes is also well in hand, including that on the proposed new bridge crossing the River Clywedog.

Works are on programme for both northern and southern sections to be open to traffic by late August 2012.