Work is ongoing on a major public realm improvement project in Llangollen.
The Llangollen 2020 Castle Street Improvement project, which started in October and is due to be completed in May, is being undertaken by Denbighshire County Council in partnership with Welsh Government and Transport for Wales.
The scheme was developed following extensive consultation with the local community, local county councillors and Llangollen Town Council and aims to improve pedestrian access to the town as well as improving the flow of vehicles.
So far work completed includes the widening of the footways on both sides of Castle Street between the A5 and the Bridge Street junction.
Work has also been carried out to pave the southern Market Street footway between Castle Street and the car park entrance.
Night works are now due to take place on Castle Street in order to resurface the carriageway. The works will be conducted in two phases with the first phase commencing on Monday 28th March and finishing on Friday 1st April.
Phase one will involve resurfacing Castle Street between its junction with the A5 and the Market Street junction. Working hours will be from 7pm to 12am.
The re-surfacing works have to be conducted under a road closure. Consideration was given to other options, such as undertaking the work during the day or conducting a shorter series of night time closures.
However, it was determined that these options would not be feasible for safety reasons and because, in the case of the shorter series of night time works, they would cause more disturbance to residents.
Phase two, which will involve surfacing Castle Street between the Market Street junction and the Mill Street/Abbey Road junctions, will commence in early May. Further details will be provided nearer the time.
Emlyn Jones, Denbighshire County Council’s Head of Planning, Public Protection and Countryside Services, 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.
“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.
“The Council would like to apologise to residents in advance and thank them for their understanding during the overnight work which is necessary.
A Parry Construction Co Ltd is the principal contractor for the work.