A WORRIED resident has slammed the "critically dangerous" roadworks brought on by the 2020 project in Llangollen.

The project was initially set up to look at ways of easing traffic and parking problems in the town centre for the benefit of residents, businesses and tourists.

But, one resident - who wished to remain anonymous - claims that the health and safety aspects are "non-existent".

The resident is concerned about the hazards that the pavement works pose to members of the public.

Last year, CCTV footage shared on social media groups such as the Llangollen Advocate Community, captured four separate occasions where people have tripped over bollards put in place as part of an active travel scheme for Llangollen.

Now, the 2020 project is facing a similar backlash by concerned residents.

Speaking to The Leader, the resident said: "The Healthy and safety standards are none existent. Schoolchildren, parents with prams, elderly, and the general public have to walk on busy main road to get past the pavement works.

"There are trip hazards (feet of traffic cones and barricade feet) on the road. A accident waiting to happen.

"Last year, three people were injured as they tripped into the busy road due to inadequate pedestrian road safety barricades.

"How long will it be until our schoolchildren is hit by traffic due to the site staff and Denbighshire county council allowing this to stay unsafe and critically dangerous?

"The workforce is safe from harm as they are barricaded in and have hi-vis."

"I have contacted the Denbighshire county council three times since Monday morning. They said they would contact the manager of the project to make it safe. Nothing has been done.

"There was a pedestrian walkway before the Christmas break but nothing has be put in place since work resumed on the 4th of January."

In response to the resident's complaint, a spokesperson for Denbighshire County Council said that work to install improved signage is now underway on Church Street and Castle Street in Llangollen.

The spokesperson said: “We will be installing today (January 13) at the Church Street/ Castle Street area improved signage to inform the public about the closed footpath and to direct them to an alternative pedestrian route.

“Temporary tar ramps are to be installed at the suggested crossing points to cross the road to avoid the closed footpath.

“The walkway in place before Christmas is no longer possible to maintain due to the removal of the Traffic Management resulting in not enough room in the carriageway to safely route pedestrians.

“The alternative to this small pedestrian diversion would have been to install an additional set of traffic lights which would have caused additional delay for traffic.

“Our site management team will continue to work closely with the contractor to monitor the temporary traffic management arrangements.”