A MAIN route to Mold has been closed for essential bridge repairs.
As a result of the maintenance works on the Terrig Bridge in Treuddyn, a bus service between Nercwys and Treuddyn has been suspended for the past three weeks.
Damage to the structure of the bridge on Nercwys Road led to its closure in November and, as a result, the temporary suspension of the bus service that uses the route.
Residents have expressed their frustration at being unable to use the service but Treuddyn councillor and Flintshire Council chairman, Carolyn Thomas said the delays were a by-product of necessary work.
She said: “We had hoped to avoid a road closure but I was told that this was not possible.
“Major works were needed as large sections of the road had come away and it was too dangerous for vehicles to travel along the road.
“It’s a main route to Mold but there was no way around this.
“When it reopens, it will remain as a single lane for the time being.
“We have to request patience from residents.
“I have been to see for myself and it would have been too dangerous to keep the service going.”
Cllr Thomas added she sympathised with residents facing difficulties due to the ongoing works.
“Nercwys and Treuddyn are intrinsically linked and to get around now, there is a huge diversion but nothing else could be done and they’re doing the best they can,” she said.
“To put on a shuttle bus would cost £350 per day so we’ve asked to put on a replacement taxi service which is cheaper. Notices have been put up on bus shelters all along the route.”
Work began on the road on November 28 and it is hoped it will be re-opened to at least one lane next week while work continues at other points.