1. ITV Report

New £250m Flintshire road given green light


A new £250m road has been backed by the Welsh Government to help ease congestion on some of Flintshire's busiest roads.

The Deeside corridor scheme, which aims to modernise and relieve pressure on the stretch, will see increased capacity on the existing A548, with a new road linking the A55 and A548 just after the Flintshire Bridge.

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Having taken full account of the technical, social, economic and environmental aspects of the scheme and listened to the consultation responses.

I’m confident that this significant investment will address the existing problems and compliment improvements across the Deeside area.

The next steps will be to develop a preliminary design, which considers the environmental and engineering issues in more detail and looks to address some of the issues raised during the consultation.

I’m hopeful that this can all be completed quickly, with businesses and commuters feeling the benefit of this project at the earliest opportunity, strengthening the social and economic links between Deeside Industrial Estate, Chester and beyond in the process.

– Ken Skates AM, Economy Secretary

It forms part of a £650m infrastructure package for North Wales.