The Welsh government has revealed its preferred route for a £250m Deeside Corridor to modernise and ease congestion at one of the main gateways for North Wales.
The newly selected ‘red’ route will increase the capacity on the existing A548, with a new road linking the A55 and A548 just after the Flintshire Bridge.
Another option, known as ‘blue’ route was not selected, in which it was proposed to widen the A55/A494 route and remove, modify and improve junctions.
Welsh economy and infrastructure secretary Ken Skates said: “Having taken full account of the technical, social, economic and environmental aspects of the scheme and listened to the consultation responses, I’m confident that this significant investment will address the existing problems and compliment improvements across the Deeside area.”
“The next steps will be to develop a preliminary design, which considers the environmental and engineering issues in more detail and looks to address some of the issues raised during the consultation.
“I’m hopeful that this can all be completed quickly, with businesses and commuters feeling the benefit of this project at the earliest opportunity, strengthening the social and economic links between Deeside Industrial Estate, Chester and beyond in the process.”