Work set to commence on Queensferry Roundabout from February next year
Improvement works to Queensferry roundabout and the Asda junction look set to start next February.
Flintshire County Council have confirmed work will start in February 2016 with completion expected in May, signalling a possible 12 to 16 weeks of disruption.
The work will include increasing the capacity Queensferry roundabout as well as improvements to the Asda junction and Station Road traffic signals.
Letters are due to be delivered to businesses and residents who live close to the junction and roundabout in December.
A ‘drop-in’ session at the Queensferry War Memorial Insitute will take place on January 7th we are told, at the session residents and business owners in the area can inspect plans and find out more about the project.
Flintshire County Council submitted a funding bid in March to the Welsh Government through the Local Transport Fund, for the proposed scheme.
Road users who travel via the Queensferry roundabout and Asda junction currently experience lengthy delays during peak periods.
Future development in the Deeside area, such as the Northern Gateway Development, will further increase traffic volumes on a critical junction, putting additional strain on the network and resulting in inevitable delays for road users.
A feasibility study has been undertaken which recommends reconfiguring the existing layouts in order to provide additional capacity to deal with both the current and future traffic demands.
At the time of the funding bid Councillor Bernie Attridge, The Council Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for the Environment said:
“This scheme has been identified as a priority for Flintshire County Council in the recently submitted North Wales Local Transport Plan and I am requesting Welsh Government support the bid and recognise that improving this key junction is critical in providing resilience to the highway network on one of the key Gateways into North Wales and one that will support the projected economic growth in this area. Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com