Wrexham roads will receive a £1.4 million investment after being declared the worst in north Wales.

Cabinet secretary for Local Government and Public Services, Alun Davies, recently committed the cash to fixing potholes throughout the region.

In total an extra £7.9m will be spent in north Wales, which includes £1,427,33 for Wrexham; £1,204,380 for Denbighshire and £1,427,133 for Flintshire.

Clwyd South AM Ken Skates has welcomed the crucial investment from the Welsh Government to improve roads across north east Wales.

Mr Skates, whose constituency includes Chirk and the Ceiriog Valley, said: “Budgets remain extremely stretched because of the cruel and relentless Tory austerity agenda which has seen more than £1.4bn snatched from Wales by Westminster since 2010.

“Within that context, I’m delighted that the Welsh Labour Government has secured this significant investment in north east Wales to help fix our roads. The winter has been very damaging for our road network and it’s important that it’s rectified quickly.”

The latest share of Welsh Government funding for roads will be administered by local councils.

Mr Davies said: “In my discussions with local government, they have been clear about the pressures on the road network and how in some parts of Wales the state of local roads is simply not up to a safe standard. I am really pleased to be able to make this funding available to support a comprehensive refurbishment programme and improve future resilience of the roads network.”

Welsh Local Government spokesman for transport, Andrew Morgan, said: “We are grateful to Welsh Government for listening to our calls for further funding to maintain the highway network. Residents, businesses and tourists across Wales rely on our roads on a daily basis and so it is vital to ensure that they are in a good condition.”

Mr Skates also welcomed ‘rapidly progressing’ plans to tackle congestion on the A483 and at Halton Roundabout near Chirk. Both will be addressed within three years.