PRELIMINARY works in relation to the Newbridge Road landslip repair are nearing completion. 

The Leader recently reported that repair works on the B5605 in Newbridge are finally set to get underway - three years after the road collapsed during Storm Christoph. 

The Leader:

The delays in the repair work has caused frustration for local drivers who use the busy route, which also acts as a diversion from the A483 bypass.

The closure has led to "traffic chaos" in Llangollen at times when the A483 is closed, as motorists are diverted through the town. 


The Welsh Government awarded £2.8m in funding to Wrexham Council to cover the cost of the repairs in May 2022.

Preparation work, including the clearance of vegetation and diversion of BT cables, is set to be completed this week. 

Llangollen Rural councillor, Rondo Roberts, said he held a "positive" meeting on Monday with Jones Brothers, the contractor carrying out the repair works.

"The new design is nearing completion and the tree work will be finished this week," he said. "Enabling the temporary (work site access) road to the river's edge to be installed."

Cllr Roberts said that, at this stage, there is no timescale for when the work will be completed. He added that work will start "as soon as possible" after the design plan is completed.