Mott MacDonald are working on behalf of North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent to undertake an optioneering study which identifies potential improvements to active travel facilities at Ewloe and Wylfa roundabouts in Flintshire, North Wales.
We have been through an optioneering process to determine a preferred scheme and would appreciate your thoughts and comments on the proposals.
This online public consultation event will run from Monday 21st November until Sunday 18th December. We’d love to hear your feedback on the scheme proposals and this offers the opportunity for you to have your say ahead of further design work. Please send through any comments or queries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of the consultation, we have also made hard copies of the plans available at Flintshire County Council’s offices off St. David’s Park, Ewloe. These will be available to view at reception until the consultation ends on 18 December 2022.
Situated on the A494 to the north west of Ewloe, this is a large roundabout connecting the B5125 and B5127 with the A494 which passes over the top of the roundabout on a structure. In terms of existing active travel provisions, there is a shared use footway (known as Aston Hill) to the north of the east-bound A494 on-slip. Crossing facilities across the arms of the roundabout are lacking with dropped kerbs on most but no tactile paving and any form of control.
An optioneering study has been undertaken where options have been scored against Welsh Government policy and operational criteria (Directness, Safety, Traffic Impacts, Costing, Buildability, Land Take, Compliance with Active Travel Act (by Welsh Government) and Environmental Impacts) to determine the preferred scheme. The highest scoring option comprises the following modifications:
- Toucan crossings on all slip roads to / from the A494 including full signalisation of the off-slip arms.
- Toucan crossings on the two north easterly arms (Old Mold Road and Liverpool Road).
- Raised (uncontrolled) crossing of Holywell Road to the northwest of the roundabout.
- Dutch style roundabout to the south with parallel crossings on all arms.
- The scheme also assumes the footways beneath the A494 can be widened to provide a minimum 3m wide shared use facility. As noted on the plan, this is subject to structural assessment and detailed design to confirm a workable solution exists.
Click here to see the proposal details for Ewloe
Situated on the A494 to the east of Mold, this is a large 6-arm roundabout connecting Mold (to the west) with Mynydd Isa (to the east). Similar to Ewloe, facilities for pedestrians and cyclists are lacking and limited to dropped (uncontrolled) crossings. The high approach speeds make for an unsafe and unattractive place for cyclists and pedestrians. The desire line for pedestrians and cyclists is from the east (Mold Road) to the west (Chester Road).
An optioneering study has been undertaken where options have been scored against Welsh Government policy and operational criteria (Directness, Safety, Traffic Impacts, Costing, Buildability, Land Take, Compliance with Active Travel Act (by Welsh Government) and Environmental Impacts) to determine the preferred scheme. The highest scoring comprises the following modifications:
- Toucan crossing positioned on Mold Road to the east.
- Toucan crossing positioned across the northern A494 arm.
- Raised / uncontrolled crossing of the access to the filling station.
- Toucan crossing positioned on Chester Road to the west.
Click here to see the proposal details for Wylfa