North East Wales

Wrexham Industrial Estate £35m road work ceremony

Wrexham Industrial Estate
Image caption Wrexham Industrial Estate houses 300 companies employing 7,000 workers, according to the council

A ceremony will mark the start of a project to build a long-awaited relief road serving Wrexham Industrial Estate.

The road project is expected to cost about £35m and is due to open in 2012.

Assembly Minister for Local Government Carl Sargeant will be among officials at the sod-cutting ceremony later on Monday .

The industrial estate is among the biggest in the UK, and is home to 300 companies employing 7,000 workers.

Access to the estate, which is home to firms like like Kelloggs and JCB, is currently via narrow and winding country roads.

The construction work will include a dual carriageway serving the site.

There will also be improved access at other junctions en route.

Work has been going on for some time in readiness for the project to begin.

It is likely to cause some traffic disruption from this summer.

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