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Tackling Wrexham congestion - back on the agenda

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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 09:14 UK time, Monday, 14 December 2009

We've been talking about traffic problems for as long as any of us can remember [tag: travel] but have we really seen much in the way of improvements?

This time, it's back on the agenda again, but now it's requiring a more 'act now or else' response from Wrexham Council due to a traffic study which predicts roads around the town centre will soon become gridlocked unless drastic steps are taken.

traffic in wrexham

Today's Daily Post seems to be the first to digest a council report by chief transportation officer Martin Wright and chief environment officer John Bradbury which makes for grim reading.

"Without intervention, the existing network infrastructure will not be able to sustain the predicted future traffic demands," says the report.

The study said the traffic hotspots are set to centre on the west of Wrexham's town centre with major developments at Wrexham Maelor Hospital and Glyndwr University.

It says the focus should be on sustainable transport modes like walking, cycling routes, better public transport and maximising parking to help manage traffic flows.

They also want to delegate powers to chief transport and environment officers to suspend roadworks on any day if they are causing serious snarl-ups.

So, over to you - do these steps go far enough?

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