DENBIGHSHIRE County Council has launched the tendering process to find a contractor to undertake works for Llangollen’s “Four Great Highways” scheme.

The project is being funded through a £3.8million investment, which is part of the UK Government’s £13.3 million “Levelling Up Fund” for Clwyd South.

It aims to enhance the landscape and improve accessibility, interpretation and signage at the Llangollen Canal, the old Ruabon to Barmouth Railway line, the River Dee and A5 Holyhead Road.

An expected completion date for the project is March 2024.


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The aim of the project is to improve resident and visitor experience, while also increasing the average amount of time spent at the individual sites.

Denbighshire County Council aims for a contractor to be appointed through the tendering process by the end of September.

Simon Baynes, Clwyd South MP, said: “The UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund is having a real, tangible benefit for the people of Clwyd South.

“Llangollen’s Four Great Highways project will see notable improvements at the designated sites, resulting in both an increase in visitor numbers and a better experience for local residents.

“I welcome the news that the tendering process for this project has now begun, and I look forward to seeing its completion next year.”