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Ken Skates MS calls for safety measures at Ruabon roundabout after recent crash

Calls have been made for safety measures at a roundabout in Ruabon after a recent crash.

Ken Skates MS and Cllr Dana Davies have both made representations to Wrexham Council on behalf of local residents concerned about the ‘dangerous’ Aldi roundabout linking Ruabon, Acrefair and Rhosymedre to the A483 dual carriageway.

Mr Skates, Member of the Senedd for Clwyd South, said a number of his constituents had contacted him on the matter saying new road markings or signs are needed to make it clear to drivers which lane they should be in.

He said: “Everyone who uses this roundabout knows it’s a problem. Drivers should know which lane they should be in, and it’s impossible to completely eliminate plain bad driving, but something has to be done to make it crystal clear to people what lane they should be in – particularly when approaching from the dual carriageway.

“One constituent told me she often travels several miles out of her way to avoid approaching the roundabout from the A483 at busy times. She’s had a number of near misses after being cut up by drivers who either don’t know where they should be or don’t know where they’re going.”

Ruabon councillor Dana Davies said she had also been contacted by residents in her ward. She first raised the issue with Wrexham Council earlier this year – months before the crash reported by local media this week.

Cllr Davies said: “This roundabout is a nightmare, and residents in my ward have told me they’re really worried there could be a fatality before long. At the very least we need new road markings, but I believe something also needs to be done to curb speeding.”

Mr Skates and Cllr Davies have previously called on the council to reduce the speed limit between the roundabout and A483 to improve safety and reduce the impact of traffic noise on nearby houses, but the request fell on deaf ears.