LEADER readers have revealed which roads in Flintshire and Wrexham they'd like to see revert to 30mph. 

New Transport Secretary Ken Skates has said there will be "targeted change" to the 20mph policy in Wales. 

He said the Welsh Government will be working with local authorities to identify which roads should revert back to 30mph. 

Flintshire and Wrexham residents are being urged to contact The Leader with suggestions for roads where 20mph is inappropriate. 

Mr Skates has said he will endeavour to visit the areas most commonly suggested. 

Over the last week, we have received numerous emails from people with their suggestions. 

The most common are as follows (with exceptions made for outside schools): 


  • A5104, Broughton 
  • B5129 Chester Road East, Sandycroft/Pentre. 

  • A541, Pontblyddyn

  • High Street, Saltney

  • Chester Road, Mold

  • Wrexham Road, Mold


  • Cefn Road
  • Mold Road into Wrexham 
  • Chester Road
  • Holt Road (for its entire distance until the Tesco roundabout)
  • Jeffreys Road
  • Croesnewydd Road
  • A525 through Marchwiel and Coedpoeth / Ruthin Road
  • Kingsmill Road/Salop Road
  • The whole of Llay New Road
  • Ruabon Road
  • A539 Ruabon to Trevor

Some of the comments people have sent in are as follows: 

Angie Dodd said: "I would like to say that I totally agree with 20mph around schools, care homes and hospitals. On all other roads it should revert back to 30mph. Since the introduction of 20mph, as a woman driver I have never felt so unsafe when driving. I have had drivers so close to my car as I have tried to drive at 20mph or overtake me. Also I myself have been driving behind some cars who have been driving below the 20mph. My car does not have a speed limiter so I am constantly having to check my speedometer to keep at 20mph."

Andrew Hodgson said: "Most people support 20mph around schools, hospitals etc, but on main arterial routes it's just ridiculous. The road from Wrexham to Mold now is ridiculous, almost double figures of different speed limits, which defies common sense."

Martin Selby said: "A525 in Coedpoeth apart from by the schools which should be a black 20 not red. This is what Hope had before all this silliness started."

Garry Richards said: "I would also suggest Ty Gwyn Lane should remain at 30mph, also Jeffreys Road and Llay New Road needs a rethink as from Rhosrobin to Llay, the limit changes several times within a mile and a half or so."

Roger Dutton said: "It should be 30mph through Rossett from Pulford except for only in the immediate environs of Darland School where it should reduce to 20mph. It should then continue at 30mph. At the bottom of Marford Hill the limit should be 30mph and that should continue through Gresford to the Gresford Roundabout. The 30mph should then continue to Garden Village where it could be reduced to 20mph for a short distance. Chester Road should the be 30mph from there into town."

Steven Thomas said: "All the roads through industrial parks like the ones between Bagillt and Flint have been made 20mph which is simply ridiculous - these need to be put back to 30mph. There are more of these industrial estates in Mold, Flint, Deeside which all need to be put back to 30mph as there are no schools or hospitals in these areas. 20 is not plenty, it's a ridiculous slow speed that you would do driving around a caravan park, not in an industrial estate."