Essential Highway Improvement Works
Due to the significant reduction in traffic levels at this time, Flintshire County Council will be undertaking a number of essential traffic management and safety improvement schemes between May and July.
Ordinarily, such works would cause considerable congestion and inconvenience to road users. However, the reduction in traffic levels at this time will allow the work to be undertaken safely and with minimum disruption. Work will be closely monitored and supervised and will comply with Government’s social distancing requirements.
Work has commenced in both Holywell and Flint which includes:
- the installation of canopies within Tower Gardens and installation of active travel link (footway / cycleway) (Holywell);
- carriageway resurfacing outside the Victoria Hotel and Bus Station (Holywell);
- upgrading the existing traffic signals on the A548 / Church Street and relocation of the active travel route through Church Street (Flint).
The upgrade of the existing traffic signals on the A548, Well Hill, Greenfield which incorporates a new toucan crossing is scheduled to start on 11 May.
Construction of an off-road shared use footway / cycleway along the A5104 between Broughton and Saltney begins on 18 May. The provision of walking and cycling routes from The Strand, Holywell linking to Greenfield Valley starts on 26 May.
A programme of Council carriageway resurfacing also begins on 18 May at Hope/Caergwrle (A541) followed by Broughton to Saltney (A5104) and Holywell (B5121).
In early June, work will commence in Sandycroft to upgrade the existing traffic signals at B5129/ Leaches Lane and B5129/Mancot Lane. A new toucan crossing will be included at both sites. A system of traffic enforcement cameras will also be installed within the vicinity of Sandycroft CP School in order to address indiscriminate parking.
On 8 June, the Council will commence a programme of works to upgrade the following speed cameras to digital technology:
- A5104 Pontybodkin
- A5119 Sychdyn
- A548 Maesglas
- A548 Oakenholt
- A550 Gladstone Way, Hawarden
- A548 Mostyn
- A549 Mynydd Isa
- B5129 Pentre
Work on the construction of new park and ride facility adjacent to Zone 2 Deeside Industrial Park is scheduled to commence mid-June.
When completed, these essential improvement works will help to ensure the County’s road network remains safe and accessible for all users.
These works have been funded by the Welsh Government Local Transport Scheme, Welsh Government Active Travel Fund, Welsh Government Road Safety Grant, North East Wales Metro Funding and Flintshire County Council.