WREXHAM Council looks set to scrap a controversial one-way system under Stansty Bridge.
The system, costing £30,000, was trialled in September and attracted fierce opposition from motorists.
It was launched in response to concerns over the narrowness of the bridge and the safety of the pedestrian footpath underneath.
However, drivers and residents claimed it caused weeks of traffic mayhem.
In a consultation, which received 600 responses, only 10 per cent of people wanted the one-way system and footpath improvements to be made permanent.
Two petitions were also received in opposition to it.
A report on the trial from Wrexham Council’s environment department will go before the authority’s executive board tomorrow.
It recommends that members agree not to proceed with the one-way traffic system and footway widening on a permanent basis.
The report states: “Feedback received through consultation with residents, businesses, emergency services and other interested parties indicated there is little support for the permanent introduction of the one-way system and widening of the existing footway.”
It also says increased traffic levels were observed along Mold Road during the trial, although it claims levels were distorted due to the temporary closure of the A5152 through Rhostyllen.
Gwersyllt West Councillor Arfon Jones has welcomed the scrapping of the system, he said: “I welcome this common sense move to permanently restore Stansty Tunnel to a two-way road. This caused major inconvenience and congestion to many drivers.
“This is an excellent example of grassroots democracy in action where hundreds of people expressed their opposition and succeeded in getting the council to listen to them.”
The other recommendation from the report is to utilise the £70,000 earmarked for the tunnel from Taith to improve walking and cycling provisions in the Stansty and Grosvenor wards.
The council said £30,000 of the £100,000 given had been spent on the one way trial.