Where and Why?
The 500 metre span River Ceiriog Viaduct carries the A5 across the Ceiriog Valley near to the town of Chirk. The large and complex bridge deck movement joint at the southern end of the viaduct is worn out and must be replaced.
Diversions and Safety Measures
The A5 is to be closed in both directions between Halton roundabout at the A5/A483 junction in Wales and Gledrid roundabout at the A5/B5070 in England. The road will be closed 24 hours/day from 20.00 on Monday 22/02/21 to Tuesday 02/03/21
Traffic will be diverted via the B5070 through Chirk. The bridge over the River Ceiriog on the B5070 diversion route is normally weight restricted. The carriageway will be restricted down to single lane using temporary traffic signals to allow passage of normal weight traffic during the works.
The works are being carried out in at a time of year when traffic flows are historically lower to minimise disruption.
For further information, please contact Traffic Wales on 0300 123 1213 or via Twitter @TrafficWalesN.