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The road to heaven (or is it hell?)

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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 08:03 UK time, Wednesday, 31 May 2006

It's up to you according to which side of the fence you're on. Planned changes affecting the A55 and A494 around the Ewloe Interchange, Mold and the Northop turn offs seems to be splitting local opinion.

If you live in the path of the changes then you're likely to be angry at the prospect of a major road running through your back garden. Chris L has been the first to voice dissent.

But, if you're one of the thousands of commuters who get stuck in rush hour tailbacks at Alltami as you struggle daily on to the A55 at the Ewloe Interchange (traffic webcam), then you are possibly a little more optimistic.

So far, there are two distinct camps. The Flintshire Chronicle reports on Peter and Eileen Lewis's concern as their custom-built bungalow lies in the path of one of the two proposed routes. Mr Lewis says: "There is no need for a new road. Every community has to contend with traffic these days, so why do they need to build a bypass."

Meanwhile, the Flintshire Evening Leader takes an overview under the strapline 'Bypass plan is turning neighbour against neighbour’.

A public consultation on show at St David’s Park Hotel in Ewloe until July 11 proposes one of two routes be used for access roads for a new junction. What do you think of the plans?

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