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Over £1m investment to improve cycling links on the Deeside Industrial Park

More than £1 million is being invested to improve cycling links in Zone 2 on the Deeside Industrial Park.

The investment announced by the Welsh Government is one of a number of projects in North East Wales to benefit from a share of £78 million of funding.

Cycling links, a pedestrian improvement scheme and road improvements projects in North East Wales have been earmarked in latest wave of ‘active travel’ funding.

The funding, which has been given the green light by Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford, will be broken down into £26million instalments over the next three financial years from 2018/19 onwards.

All 22 local authorities in Wales who made bids for funding to the Welsh Government, with a total of 82 applications totalling £34million, will receive an allocation from the additional in-year funding.

More than 60 projects will either be partially or fully funded during the remainder of 2018/19, with these schemes also providing an additional £7.2million in match funding.

Welsh Government has worked with local authorities to ensure schemes provide good value for money and meet transport and economic priorities.

The money in North East Wales will go towards programmes in Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham to improve safety, reduce congestion, create economic growth and promote active travel.

Local authorities were invited to submit applications for their priority schemes.

Another Deeside project benefitting from the funding are bus priority and traffic management measures along the B5129 from Queensferry through to the Denbighshire border.

Transport Secretary Ken Skates said: “I’m delighted that a host of transport projects across Wales will be allocated funding from the Local Transport Fund.

“These schemes have the potential to make a massive difference to people’s everyday lives, with improvements to transport networks, infrastructure and cycle lanes making it easier to choose active and sustainable travel.

“These projects support our ambitions to provide a modern and connected transport infrastructure, whilst further boosting our efforts to encourage healthy and active lifestyles.

“This funding could also prove a shot in the arm to the Welsh economy by making it easier for people to travel for both business and leisure.”

Local Transport Fund 2018-19 – North East Wales

 
Local Authority Scheme Amount  Allocated   £

2018-19
Denbighshire Llangollen 2020 – Pedestrian Improvement scheme 20,000
Denbighshire B4401 Corwen to Cynwyd 30,000
Flintshire B5129 Queensferry roundabout to Denbighshire Border – Proposed Bus Priority Measures & Transport Infrastructure 107,500
Flintshire Cycling Links Deeside Industrial Park 1,008,000
Flintshire Broughton to Saltney Cycle Way Provision 15,000
Wrexham Ruabon Station – Integrated Transport Hub Study (Combined WelTAG 1&2) 10,000
Wrexham Active Travel Improvements 7,000
 

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