Drivers facing 12-mile diversions for two-mile road closure

Drivers face a diversion of more than 12 miles because of a two-mile, overnight road closure close to the Shropshire border.

Traffic will be diverted off the A483 at the Halton roundabout
Traffic will be diverted off the A483 at the Halton roundabout

The River Dee viaduct on the busy A483 trunk road between the Halton roundabout near Chirk and Ruabon is closed overnight until Friday.

The diversion takes drivers into Llangollen and back out again

All traffic, including HGVs, face a diversion taking them to Llangollen and back on the A5 and the A539. It will mean the town of Llangollen will see lorries travelling through the centre of the town throughout the night.

The length of the diversion route has had to be extended because of the long term closure of the B5606 from Newbridge to Cefn Mawr.

A major landslip occurred along the B road during Storm Christoph in January. Structural repairs to the road are needed before the road can be re-opened and local politicians are urging the Welsh government to provide funding for the work.

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