WORK is set to start on a £2 million-plus road programme.
The company behind the project, Brymbo Developments, says it is hopeful construction will begin “within a few weeks” on the spine road project for Brymbo.
Cllr Paul Rogers, who represents Brymbo ward on Wrexham Council, said news of the imminent start was to be greatly welcomed.
“This is a scheme that has long been anticipated. It can help to produce a strong boost to the economy,” he said.
“It is important, linking up housing development on the steelworks site with the rest of Brymbo.”
Cllr Rogers said it was estimated the construction work would take about six months to complete.
The road scheme is being financed by money from property development at the steelworks site.
The road will run across the former Brymbo Steelworks site and will connect Brymbo with neighbouring Tanyfron.
Cllr Rogers has stressed the importance of the spine road in allowing the development of the employment land, heritage area and new school.
He said: “This spine road would lead to the completion of the steelworks development.
“There have been difficulties since 2005 in taking it forward but with the promise of 70 new, privately-built homes and a supermarket mean we can finally push on with the road.
“It is all about creating jobs, better infrastructure, and redeveloping the steelworks.”
Cllr Rogers said as well as being good news for the local economy and business, villagers were also welcoming the new road.
“People have been looking forward to this going ahead for many years.
“Now we are hopeful it is about to get under way.”
A spokesman for Brymbo Developments said: “We hope that work will be able to begin within a few weeks from now if everything goes according to plan.
“The cost of the scheme is more than £2m.”