Progress on work to fix damaged bridge barriers
Contractors are two weeks into major works to replace safety barriers on a bridge after they were damaged in a crash.
A section of the A5, between Halton and Gledrid roundabouts near Chirk, has been closed off to allow the repairs to be carried out safely.
Temporary barriers have been in place since June last year when a car, involved in a crash with a lorry, came perilously close to plunging hundreds of feet off the bridge into the River Ceiriog below.
Contractor the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent said the width of the road had been narrowed and there was also a 40mph limit in place.
There will also be three overnight road closures with traffic diverted through the town of Chirk from 8pm to 6pm, on Sunday February 18 and March 20.
Abnormal loads will need to be escorted across the bridge during the roadworks, which are expected to finish on March 21.
The work was due to be carried out last year but contractors were called to London following a spate of terror attacks to create barriers.
Last month, Welsh Assembly Highways minister Ken Skates pledged to look at improvements to the road and said work on the Halton roundabout should get under way next year to ease congestion.
The road is also part of the trans-European highway connecting the ferry ports on the south coast with Holyhead and Dublin.
It carries one of the largest volumes of freight traffic of any road in Wales.
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