Residents call for potholed road to be resurfaced

Reporter:

Emily Davies

A DISINTEGRATING road surface through the centre of Chirk is ruining residents’ sleep.
People living along Holyhead Road say the noise created by heavy goods vehicles travelling over pot holes and manhole covers on the way to Kronospan are forcing them to change where they sleep.
But with minor repairs being made for the fourth time in as many years, many residents and councillors are now calling on Wrexham County Borough Council to resurface the entire road from the A5 roundabout at Whitehurst to the factory entrance.
One of the residents, Andrea Twigg, said: “We just want it done properly because it is used a lot by Kronospan, Cadburys and Richard Burbidge
.
“I have had to move to the back of the house to sleep. I have lived here 15 years and I know it is my decision to live here on the main road, I love it and I will not move, but at the moment it is really bad, it has never been so bad.
“The lorries start coming to and fro at 4.30am and they run until late, to be honest it is anything with a trailer that rattles.
“It is just disgusting that Wrexham County Borough Council can get away with this. Kronospan are not to blame, the council are,” she added.
Residents also say the deterioration of the road is causing damage to vehicles and houses.
County borough councillors Ian Roberts and Terry Evans are now calling on the council to assure them the road will be fully repaired, as well as speaking with Clwyd South AM Ken Skates.
Cllr Evans said: “Up to the Kronospan entrance is completely shot.
“It is no wonder residents are having their sleep disturbed when you have 44-tonne wagons rolling over potholes and manhole covers causing vibrations.
“It is not Kronospan’s fault, but all the rates from Kronospan go to the Welsh Assembly Government and then back to Wrexham council, but they are not spending it on the roads in Chirk.”
A spokesperson for WCBC said: “We are aware of the concerns of residents living on this road.”

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