Natural Resources Wales (NRW) says construction of a scheme to improve flood protection for more than 400 properties in St Asaph will start in October.
It involves removing Spring Gardens Bridge and replacing it with a higher and wider bridge. NRW says this will increase flow capacity downstream of the city, which will reduce flood water levels in St Asaph.
The second phase of the scheme will see flood defences improved and enhanced in the city and at other locations. This is scheduled to start in January 2017.
This scheme will make a real difference to people living and working in St Asaph who suffered such devastating flooding in November 2012 and have lived with the threat of flooding for many years.
While we can’t always prevent flooding from happening, we believe we have a robust scheme for St Asaph that will significantly reduce the risk and provide effective, long-term, peace of mind for people in the city. It will also improve the environment and create new recreational opportunities in the city as well.
We’re grateful to local residents for their support and we will keep everyone informed about the work along every step of the way
The A55 is blocked Westbound after an accident between J27A(St Asaph / Pont Dafydd) and J27(St Asaph).
Work is underway to install flood barriers in St Asaph following catastrophic flooding there in November 2012.
One woman died and hundreds were left homeless when the River Elwy burst its banks. And as Ian Lang reports, people living there say they won't have peace of mind until a permanent solution is found.
Natural Resources Wales will today start work to improve flood defences in St Asaph.
It'll mean temporary barriers can be installed when there's potential flooding.
In November 2012 one person died after 400 homes were inundated.
Natural Resources Wales has outlined five options for St Asaph to help prevent future flooding.Read the full story ›
The family of a man who died in a road accident on the A55 last Friday have paid tribute to their "open and warm hearted" son.
Duncan Monteith, 27 years old, was born in St Asaph and lived with his family in Glan Conwy. He died at the Countess of Chester Hospital on Friday.
His family said: “We are all devastated by Duncan’s death.
"He was gregarious and emotional and wore his heart on his sleeve. He was so open and warm hearted and got close to people very quickly – that is why he had so many close friends whose messages of support have been so supportive at this difficult time”
Residents on the Glasdir Estate in Ruthin will join together today to mark a year since the devastating floods last year.
122 homes were flooded on the estate in Denbighshire last year, when the River Clwyd burst its banks.
A report in September blamed blocked culverts for the flooding
Flood relief work is due to start in the area before Christmas.
Hundreds of homes in nearby St Asaph were also flooded when the River Elwy burst its banks.
People living and working in St Asaph have criticised plans for a new crematorium close to a local business park.
Denbighshire Council is considering proposals for North Wales's first privately run crematorium.
Businesses say it will put hi-tech firms off from moving into the community.
The scheme's backers say an existing operation near Cardiff shows it can be done successfully.
Lorna Prichard reports.
Work is underway to reduce the risk of further flooding in the Denbighshire city of St Asaph.
The eight-month-long programme will see trees and bushes cleared from a four-mile-long section of the river Elwy to help water flow away quicker when floods threaten.
St Asaph was devastated by floods in November last year, with hundreds of homes and businesses affected.
Tim Jones from Natural Resources Wales said: “While we can’t prevent all flooding, there is a lot we can do to reduce the risk.
“The people of St Asaph know all too well the devastating impact that flooding can have and the start of this work marks another step in the journey to reduce flood risk for low-lying parts."
St Asaph Library will re-open later, after undergoing extensive repair works. The library and one-stop shop were badly damaged by floods in November last year.
The building will have new layout and design, with hundreds of new books.