Calls to fast track funding to ensure the necessary funding to repair and restore the B5605 is in place continues.

Everyone has been shocked at the affect Storm Christoph had on this area of road last January and the road remains closed with diversions in place adding as much as 20 miles to journey times.

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We estimate repair costs of more £1M but without some significant and speedy support the Council will be unable to fund these storm related damages and future proof it from further storm damage.

Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for the Environment and Transport, said, “This is a vital link connecting the village of Chirk and communities around Pentre through to the communities of Cefn Mawr and Rhosymedre.

“It’s also the emergency route used for closures of the strategic A483 Trunk Route, critical for incident management and maintenance on the nearby A483

“We are exploring every avenue we can to secure funding to see these vital works take work as soon as possible and call on all partners involved to help with this to ensure that the road can open before any further damage takes place to make the works even more difficult.”

You can take a good look at the extent of the damage from this drone footage taken earlier this year.

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