Road improvements welcomed
The road improvements at the junction of A548 and A5026 in Bagillt are close to completion.
Flintshire County Council secured funding from Welsh Government through the Road Safety Grant for this scheme which will improve the safety of all road users at this junction which has a historic collision record.
The new improvements include:
Changes to the lanes on the A548 approaches to the junction including the introduction of splitter islands (raised traffic islands that separate traffic in opposing directions of travel)
New traffic signals with a toucan crossing over the A548
Construction of cycle/footway to link crossing to All Wales Coastal Path
Closing of existing slip road from A548 onto A5026
Reduction of speed limit to 40mph
Flintshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Countryside, Councillor Carolyn Thomas, said:
"These improvements have been made possible thanks to a grant from Welsh Government and they will make a huge difference to residents, road users and visitors to Bagillt. The traffic lights, splitter islands and lowering of the speed limit will make it much safer for people negotiating the junction and the new cycle and footway will link to the All Wales Coast Path, an attraction for both Bagillt residents and visitors alike."
Pictured: Cllr Carolyn Thomas Cabinet Member for Streetscene and Contryside, Adam Foley Flintshire County Council's Technical Officer, Robin Nursaw Flintshire County Council's Highway Policy Officer with, in the foreground, the contractor Mike Thomas - MWT Civil Engineering Managing Director and Mike Evans MWT Civil Engineering Contracts Manager take a look at the improvements just before completio