WREXHAM Council says newly installed traffic lights at a busy A483 junction "need tweaking" amid what a motorist has described as traffic "bedlam". 

The lights at junction 4 (A525) of the A483 - coming from the Coedpoeth direction had to be replaced after they were recently damaged in a two-vehicle collision.

But since the change, motorists say they have encountered increased congestion in the area due to the sequencing of the lights.

Chris Clark, who uses the route on his daily commute to work, described it as "bedlam" due to the change of timings. 

"You have all that traffic coming from Coedpoeth and beyond as well as Brymbo etc all on their journeys to Wrexham, Cheshire, Shropshire and beyond, but very little coming from the opposite direction," he said.

"The lights our side are on green for around 15 seconds which is nowhere near sufficient to handle the level of vehicles at that time in the morning.

"What used to be a lovely drive has now become a horrible journey into work with traffic queuing all the way up the hill to Coedpoeth and that’s only at 7am," he said. 


Mr Clark added: "I am getting up 30 minutes earlier to get to Wrexham industrial estate for the same time as before they were adjusted.

"From 7.15am it’s bedlam, yet before at that time you could practically drive straight to the lights with no issues either side of the A483."

Cllr Terry Evans, Wrexham Council's lead member for environment, said: “These lights have replaced the ones that were damaged last week following a road traffic collision. We acknowledge that they need tweaking to get them working as efficiently as possible and engineers have been working on them this week and we will continue to monitor the situation.

“It is important to note that this junction has for many years been over capacity which does lead to queues at peak hours. This cannot be avoided until the junction is redesigned which is dependent on Welsh Government funds being released for improvements.”