NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Feb 8th, 2016.
[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px”][vc_column fade_animation_offset=”45px” width=”1/1″][text_output]Work is scheduled to start today Monday February 8, on the £600,000 Queensferry roundabout improvement scheme.
Flintshire County Council are warning motorists of potential delays and disruption over the next twelve weeks.
Traffic management measures including temporary traffic lights on approaches to Queensferry roundabout will be implemented from 9 am Monday February 15.
This week sees contractors secure the site compound and carry out test drilling.
The improvement work will include:
- Widening of slip roads from the A494 to the Queensferry roundabout.
- Widening of the Queensferry roundabout to create extra running lanes.
- Remodelling of the junction of the B5129 and the B5441 at ASDA.
- Signalisation of all the approaches to the Queensferry roundabout.
- Upgrading and linking all existing and new traffic signals.
During the works it is anticipated that slip roads from the A494 onto the Queensferry Roundabout will be closed for periods to facilitate widening and signalling works.
Temporary traffic lights and lane restrictions will be in operation and while all measures will be taken to avoid disruption, delays will be expected.
It is anticipated there will be some delays and disruption in the area during the a course of the roadworks, the council say they will publicise details of the traffic management arrangements during the various phases of the scheme.
Access to businesses and properties in the vicinity of the works will be maintained while the work is underway.
Economy and Transport Minister Edwina Hart said:
“I am very pleased to see work start on this project which is vital to improving access to a number of employment sites in North East Wales. As a pro-business government we recognise the importance of transport links to support economic growth and job creation. Our investment of £632,000 in this project will improve access to sites within the Deeside Enterprise Zone, including the Northern Gateway and Airfields development site, as well as improve journey times and safety for road users.”