Funding of £175,000 has been confirmed to repair a road damaged during Storm Christoph.

The money has been allocated by the Welsh Government to progress the work needed to repair the extensive damage caused to the B5605 between Newbridge and Cefn Mawr earlier this year.

Wrexham Council says the authority has "continued to work on the ground and with Welsh Government to provide the technical and assessment reports and establish costs to ensure this road is brought back into use as soon as possible".

The funding will cover the preliminary, assessment and design costs.

The ground investigations have just completed and the council is now awaiting the options report.

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member Environment and Transport, said: “I am pleased we have secured funding from Welsh Government of £175k for the next stage of this process to develop a business case for all the options available to repair the road.

“We are currently carrying out geotechnical work and hopefully this will be complete by the end of December. We then need to consider options and design for work and will be submitting them to Welsh Government as soon as possible.

“We are aware of the extensive inconvenience and impacts this is having on local communities and businesses and hope to be in a position early in the new year to progress with options for repair work. We hope this will be fully funded following Storm Christoph.”