Members of the North Wales Economic Ambition Board have welcomed news by Welsh Government Minister Carl Sargeant that more funding is being made available for maintenance over the next three months to improve resilience of the trunk road network in North Wales, with a particular focus on the A55.
Councillor Hugh Evans, Chair of the Board and Leader of Denbighshire County Council, said: "This is very much welcomed news as we have seen a number of instances over recent months where the A55 has been closed as a result of flooding, resulting in chaos on the network. That kind of situation cannot be allowed to continue as it has a detrimental effect on the region's economy, as well as a major impact on residents who use the A55 for leisure and work purposes.
"What we want is a fit for purpose road infrastructure that meets the needs of residents, people who want to do business in North Wales and visitors who use the arterial route to travel from county to county. We feel this investment is key and a way forward to addressing the issues surrounding the A55. We hope that work will begin as a matter of urgency."
The North Wales Economic Ambition Board is made up of representatives from the Isle of Anglesey Council,. Cyngor Gwynedd, Conwy County Borough Council, Denbighshire County Council, Flintshire County Council and Wrexham County Borough Council.