April 14, 2024

Llangollen’s Four Great Highways project is set to be reviewed following the results of a recent tendering process to find a contractor to complete the works.

The aim of Denbighshire County Council’s Four Great Highways project is to enhance the landscape and improve accessibility, interpretation and signage in Llangollen.

The project is part of investment by the UK Government’s Levelling Up Fund that was secured through a joint application between Denbighshire County Council and Wrexham County Borough Council for the Clwyd South Constituency. The application was supported by Simon Baynes MP. £3.8 million was allocated to Denbighshire to invest in the communities of Llangollen, Llantysilio, Corwen and surrounding areas.

Unfortunately, due to the current market and general levels of construction inflation, all tenders submitted to undertake the work required to complete the current design proposals are significantly overbudget.

The Four Great Highways Team are now looking to rescope the project as it is clear that all of the works currently being proposed for the project will no longer be feasible as a result of these budget constraints.

While the Council is disappointed with this development, the Project Team will ensure that the revised project will deliver the key elements and outcomes of the scheme to benefit to the local communities once completed.

Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment & Transport, said: “While we are disappointed that the original design proposals for this project are no longer practicable, we remain confident that we will deliver a worthwhile project that will be an asset to the local area once completed.”

The tendering process for the revised Four Great Highways project will open later this month.

 

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