Clwyd South AM Ken Skates has welcomed assurances from the Welsh Government that plans to ease traffic on the congested A483 are ‘on the radar’.
Mr Skates wrote to Transport Minister Edwina Hart earlier this month and has now received what he described as a ‘very positive response’.
The Labour AM said: “I wrote to the Minister to ask whether there are any plans to alleviate congestion at the McDonald’s roundabout near Chirk.
“It’s a known pinch-point where there have been problems for a long time, and I know the traffic can be extremely frustrating for my constituents and thousands of other commuters.”
Mr Skates said the Chirk McDonald’s is one of the busiest in Britain and the roundabout acts as an entry point to the Dee Valley.
“Congestion at peak times can be considerable,” he added.
Ms Hart’s response states that the Welsh Government’s Draft National Transport Plan ‘includes a commitment to review issues on the motorway and trunk road network’.
Mr Skates said: “While the A55 will have priority, the Minister informs me that she will then be considering other routes such as the A483.
“I welcome this key commitment from the Welsh Labour Government. Clearly, the improvements can’t – and won’t – happen overnight, but the assurance that the A483 will form part of the plans for improving road infrastructure is excellent news.
“I only wrote to the Minister last week, and I thank her for her quick response. I’m delighted that this matter is on the radar.”