A TOWN centre manager has welcomed the removal of a one-way system on a main road.

The temporary traffic measure in Chester Street was introduced by Flintshire Council in May as workers set about preparing to demolish the Old Chapel, which was deemed to be unsafe.

Motorists were able to enter the town from the Tesco roundabout, but the closure of the lane heading out of town caused congestion and some businesses owners believe it had an impact on trade.

Video of 'unsafe' Mold chapel earlier this summer

The road was fully reopened to two way traffic last week - a development welcomed by Dave Hill, town centre manager for Mold.

He told the Leader: "It is good news - anything that says the town centre is open for business is a good thing.

"I am pleased it is now open but I also understand the difficult position Flintshire Council was in with a dangerous building that could have fallen on someone.

"I am grateful that this matter has now been resolved."

Businesses also welcomed the move earlier this week, one of which was CJ's Butchers in the town centre.

Owner Carl Grech said: "People have been saying it has been a headache and a humbug.

"Now it is back open it is going to help bring more people back into the town centre."