AN UPDATE has been provided on when the A483 roadworks are set to end. 

Work began in February to replace the road surface that has "reached the end of its serviceable life" between J7 Rossett to the Wales/England border.

Lane closures and contraflow systems have caused major disruptions to motorists and commuters. 

Wrexham's MP Sarah Atherton has been inundated with complaints and questions from constituents regarding the roadworks, including ambulances being stuck in gridlock and daily commutes taking twice as long. 

Issues on the A483 have been ongoing for almost two years, after initial roadworks were done incorrectly and had to be ripped up. 

The North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent (NMWTRA) stressed that this would not be the case during a meeting with Ms Atherton. 

Wrexham's MP called the urgent meeting last week to get an update on the roadworks. 

A meeting she said 'restored confidence' following the recent issues. 


During the meeting, NMWTRA confirmed that apart from a couple of days' delay due to the recent snow, they are on schedule and the work is estimated to be complete on Thursday, April 6.

The Leader: MP Sarah AthertonMP Sarah Atherton

Sarah Atherton MP said: "The recent meeting with the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent (NMWTRA) was not only productive but restored wavering confidence that decisive and timely action is being taken by NMWTRA to improve the condition of the A483 for commuters, residents, and tourists.

"Most importantly, it was pleasing to hear that NMWTRA is on track to finish the works by 6th April, and NMWTRA has confirmed that initial problems have been rectified to ensure minimal disruption for constituents."

Wrexham's MP added that she still had concerns over Welsh Government's roads review, published last month, which now means proposed upgrades to Wrexham's A483 junction will not go ahead, and will be seeking a meeting with the Deputy Minister for Climate Change. 

Ms Atherton added: "‘When it comes to Wrexham’s transport, it is simply not up to scratch. Wrexham is now a city and needs the transport infrastructure to match that of the expanding capital of North Wales.

"Connectivity, both within Wales and cross border, is vital for growth and sadly at the moment we are being held back."