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Transport links and road safety to get a major boost in Wrexham and Flintshire

A MAJOR boost has been announced for the areas transport links. More than GBP2.2 million worth of transport grants are being invested in Flintshire, Wrexham and Denbighshire, Welsh Government transport secretary Ken Skates has announced. The money will go towards programmes to improve safety, reduce congestion, create economic growth and promote active travel.

Council authorities were invited to submit applications for their priority schemes. In Flintshire, Safe Routes in Communities funding will allow the introduction of a number of traffic calming measures around Broughton Primary School, Broughton and Mountain Lane County Primary School, Buckley. There is also a boost for schemes in Wrexham such as a second phase of improvements on the A539 Cumbers Hill to Lion Lane Junction, Penley.

This will see the provision of new signage, road markings, anti-skid surfacing and carriageway upgrades. A further GBP624,000 has been provided for the three local authorities to progress active travel scheme development. In addition, more than GBP257,000 will be made available to Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham for road safety education and training programmes for, in particular, high risk and vulnerable groups, such as children, young people, older drivers and motorcyclists.

Cabinet secretary for economy and transport Ken Skates said: “The grants are a substantial investment to support local economic growth, improve road safety, enhance public transport facilities and provide more and better routes that enable people in Wales to walk and cycle and to do so safely. “I commend the range of schemes I’ve been able to announce today, and the high quality of applications we received across these grants.” Successful schemes by Flintshire Council and Wrexham Council include:

Flintshire Flintshire Bus Alliance and Deeside Quality Partnership Scheme Safe Routes in Communities. Broughton Hall Road – Introduction of 20mph speed limit along with traffic calming measures – GBP260,000

Mountain Lane County Primary School, Buckley – Introduction of 20mph speed limit along with traffic calming measures – GBP205,000. Road Safety Capital Grant. Connah’s Quay Priority Routes Route Treatment Scheme – works include roundabout redesign, pedestrian crossings, tactile paving, junction improvements at several locations and the introduction of parking restrictions – GBP198,000

B5125 Ewloe – Broughton Route Treatment Works – provision of 20mph speed limit, pedestrian crossings, parking restrictions, signage, road markings and junction redesign – GBP149,5000. Road Safety Revenue Grant. Road Safety Education and Training – GBP90,801

Local Transport Fund Active Travel Scheme Development – GBP234,000 Local Transport Network Fund

Flintshire Bus Alliance and Deeside Quality Partnership Scheme – GBP100,000 Wrexham Safe Routes in Communities

St Peter’s School, Rossett – Provision of junction improvements, footway and pedestrian crossing improvements – GBP100,800 Cefn Mawr – Extension of 20mph zone, traffic calming measures and cycle storage at school locations- GBP58,500 Road Safety Capital Grant

A539 Cumbers Hill – Lion Lane Junction, Penley – second phase of scheme. Provision of new signage, road markings, anti-skid surfacing and carriageway improvements – GBP27,000 Road Safety Revenue Grant

Road Safety Education and Training – GBP81,891

Local Transport Fund

Active Travel Scheme Development – GBP215,500



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