WORK is now underway on the Llangollen 2020 Castle Street Improvement project.

Following approval by Denbighshire County Council’s Cabinet in July 2021, the scheme is being undertaken by the council in partnership with Welsh Government and Transport for Wales and began on Monday, October 4.

It has been developed following extensive consultation with the local community, local county councillors and Llangollen Town Council.

Works are expected to take up to six months to complete and a variety of different traffic management options, including temporary traffic signals and a limited number of road closures, will be used to minimise disruption.

This week, workers have been setting up traffic management (temporary traffic signals) from the bridge up to just before the junction with Market Street.

They have started laying new kerbs on Bridge Street, where they have also dug up the path.

Cllr Brian Jones, the council’s lead member for waste, transport and the environment, said: “For the past three years the council has been working closely with the Llangollen 2020 group to develop these proposals.

“As an authority we have also engaged and listened to local residents, businesses and other stakeholders and where possible accommodated a number of changes which complement the overall scheme.

“I’m delighted we are now able to start the work and bring these improvements to Llangollen.

“This work provides more space for pedestrians and improved pedestrian crossing facilities making it easier for pedestrians to walk around the town centre, while upgraded traffic signals will improve the flow of vehicles.”

A Parry Construction Co Ltd has been appointed as principal contractor for the work.

The council says it will work closely with local businesses and residents throughout the project to ensure any disruption is minimised and any concerns or issues are identified and addressed as soon as possible.

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