NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Sep 3rd, 2013.
The new north entrance at Airbus was completed by Hollingsworth Brothers, based in Sandycroft, the Investment at the Broughton site is to reduce congestion.
A new access road to the Airbus plant in Broughton which will provide an improved second entrance for vehicles to the east side of the site is now operational.
It is the latest investment in the Broughton plant which produces the wings for all Airbus commercial aircraft and employs more than 6,000 people.
A new signal-controlled junction on the A5104 Chester Road includes a dedicated right turn lane for traffic entering the site from the direction of Saltney and a slip road for vehicles approaching from the retail park end.
The new north gate replaces the previous vehicle access to Airbus via Copse Lane and is designed to accommodate heavy goods vehicles as well as light traffic for buildings in the northern part of the facility.
Head of Broughton plant Paul McKinlay said: “This is a major investment by Airbus which will have a positive impact on our neighbours by reducing the traffic build-up caused by vehicles accessing the site and we’ve asked everyone working here to use the entrance that’s most appropriate for their place of work.
“I want to thank local residents for their patience while this work was carried out.
“With constant manufacturing activity taking place, efficiency is key.
Maintaining easy access to the site for goods deliveries is essential, especially as some of our wings are also transported by road to ensure we’re making the best use of all transport options available.”
The north gate includes a new security lodge, while pedestrian and cycle access continues via the Copse Lane route.