North East Wales

Next phase in £5m flood defence scheme for Denbigh

The next stage of a major £5m flood defence scheme is to get under way in Denbighshire.

The Denbigh flood risk management project was set up to aid 200 homes and businesses at risk of flooding in the town.

Work to upgrade culverts along the Henllan Brook has already taken place.

The next phase will see highway drainage improvements at Coppy Road, Henllan Street and Tan y Scubor.

Denbighshire council has urged patience from motorists throughout the disruption and says the next phase should be completed by January 2011.

Councillor Sharon Frobisher, the cabinet member for environment, said: "We apologise for the inconvenience caused but I'm sure most people will agree this work is necessary to reduce the risk of flooding to homes and businesses."

Coppy Road will be temporarily closed to traffic for three to four weeks from 21 October.

There will still be pedestrian access but diversions will be in place for buses, cars and other vehicles.

Phase three of the scheme will start at the end of October and last until May 2011.

This stage involves highway drainage improvements along Lon Llewelyn, Smithfield Road, Maes Mathonwy, Lenten Pool, Henllan Place and Barker's Well Lane.

The plans can be viewed at Denbigh Library.

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