THE MP for Wrexham has called on the Welsh Government’s North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent (NMWTRA) to address concerns after A483 Road resurfacing works were extended.

Sarah Atherton wrote to the NMWTRA about growing concerns following the Welsh Government’s announcement that the roadworks would be extended for a further two weeks due to “unforeseen circumstances”.

After hearing from constituents and seeing first-hand the issues created by the roadworks, such as diversions through Gresford and Marford, congestion at the temporary traffic lights and speeding down Marford Hill, Ms Atherton spoke to the Police and Wrexham Borough County Council.

The MP added that the police have also raised concerns about congestion preventing them reaching emergency calls, forcing them to look at alternative routes by bypassing the A483 to respond to incidents.

And Wrexham residents raised concerns about the diversion routes being improperly used, including speeding HGVs on Marford Hill and through the surrounding villages, creating dangerous amounts of traffic, and noise and congestion on roads ill-equipped to cope.

It comes as the major resurfacing works have been extended until the end of next month.

Work on the A483 between Junction 6 Gresford and 7 Rossett was due to be completed by November 14.

However, Traffic Wales has confirmed that the end date has now been pushed back to at least November 26.

They say this is due to 'unforeseen site issues'.

A statement from Traffic Wales read: "The main works will be carried out under contraflow which will allow the A483 to remain open to one lane of traffic in either direction. This will enable the works to be carried out on the closed carriageway efficiently and safely.

"There will be full overnight closures at certain times within the programme, to enable the installation and dismantling of the traffic management system.

"This project will address the deteriorating condition of the carriageway to eliminate the current ongoing and increasing requirement for reactive repairs. This will ultimately mean less disruption for motorists in future and will deliver a safe, quiet, high-quality road surface for many years to come."

Ms Atherton said there had not been enough consideration for the disruption to the area or residents, especially now the works would take longer than expected.

She said: “Of course, it is reasonable that when major roadworks take place, there is going to be disruption.

“The Welsh Government has not considered the impact of these roadworks or the impact of their extension on the emergency services, public safety, the environment or Wrexham residents. It is essential now that NMWTRA work closely with the myself, the Police and the Council to mitigate these concerns, which are shared by many residents.

“I would call on the Welsh Government to involve local stakeholders, including myself, in their consultation process for the works such as these in the future."