Engagement Exercise for replacement Llanerch bridge

Denbighshire County Council is to undertake an engagement exercise to support the rebuilding of a lost important local route.

The four-week long engagement period which will go live next month where the council will seek the views of residents regarding the replacement for Llanerch Bridge.

The 19th century bridge collapsed during Storm Christoph in January of this year. The Council established a diversion route which takes traffic via the A55 and through St. Asaph following the loss of the bridge.

Workshops are being held with consultants and we are in discussion with other partners such as Natural Resources Wales to look at suitable replacement structures and materials for the crossing.

Councillor Brian Jones, Lead Member for Waste, Transport and the Environment, said: “We fully understand how important historically Llanerch Bridge is to local residents and to the economic resilience of the surrounding area. With this in mind we want to hear their thoughts as we look to plan ahead for a potential replacement structure over the River Clwyd to bring back this important route for all.”

As part of the engagement the Council will use Social Media but we will also seek the specific views of residents in both Trefnant and Tremeirchion to ascertain their views on the replacement structure.

The engagement is expected to begin this September.

The information will be used to help develop a business case so that the council can seek funding for the project.

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