A PROBLEM stretch of a major link road between Wrexham and Mold will be closed this weekend.
On Monday Flintshire Council began the resurfacing the southbound and part of the northbound dual carriageway at Plas Teg, which links Caergwrle with Pontblyddyn on the A541.
And this weekend both the north and southbound carriageways of the busy road will be closed.
The road blocks will be in place from 7pm on Friday until 6am on Monday morning.
The council has already announced plans to reduce the speed limit in the wooded stretch between the Plas Teg dual carriageway and the 30mph limit in Pontblyddyn from 50mph to 40mph in later works.
The stretch has seen two fatalities since last October. Kieran Arnold, 21, from Cymau, was killed in a two-car collision there in June and just 50 yards down the road Wrexham Maelor Hospital worker Christina Barchetti and her unborn baby Bella Clarke were killed in another two-car collision last October.
Neal Cockerton, Flintshire Council’s head of assets and transport, said: “In addition to the resurfacing work we are also proposing further measures comprising filtering traffic into one lane before the wooded area at the end of the dual carriageway approaching Pontblyddyn and the reduction of the 50mph speed limit to 40mph through this wooded area.”
A diversion will be put in place during the road closures this weekend.
The works are expected to last for four weeks. During all other periods, temporary traffic control measures will be used.
Access off and onto the A541 from Pentre Lane and Tir-y-Fron Lane will be limited at times and a diversion route will be sign posted accordingly.
Vehicular access will be maintained to individual properties.
For more details, call 01352 701234.