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Council picks route for £200M road scheme

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A preferred route for the £200M North Wales Expressway improvements has been chosen by a Welsh council.

Flintshire County Council is set to recommend the Red Option for the A55/A494/A548 corridor upgrades to the Welsh Government, which will make a decision on the final route later this summer.

Design consultants for the scheme are Aecom, and Richards, Moorehead & Laing. A public consultation for the scheme, which offered a Red Option and a Blue Option, closed earlier this month.

The proposed Red Option covers around 13km of upgrade works to the congested route, including a new road between the A55 and A548.

A Blue Option offers improvements to the existing A55/A494 route and would be shorter at around 10km.

Both options include junction impoveent works as some slip roads are currently too short or too close to the road, which causes accidents.

Flintshire County Council said the Red Option would be the most beneficial route as it provides “a second gateway into Wales”, along with better road connectivity locally.

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