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A consultation on plans for improving traffic and cycling ‘infrastructure’ on Shotton High Street has been extended.

Flintshire County Council has asked for public input on plans to implement active travel infrastructure (walking and cycling), improvements to the natural environment and measures to improve traffic flow on the B5129 Shotton High Street, from Brook Road to Shotton Lane.

Flintshire Council said, “The proposed improvements are expected to significantly improve the quality of life for residents” while providing alternative green travel options for local journeys with clear public health and environmental benefits. .

If the scheme were to be permitted, the local authority warned it would ‘be an unavoidable period of disruption’ lasting around 11 months and involving the use of temporary 24/7 traffic lights out of 7.

A consultation on the plans that started in July has now been extended until Sunday, September 11, 2022.

A public information event will also take place on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Rivertown Church, Chester Road West, Shotton, Deeside, Flintshire CH5 1BX.

The council said: “Shotton High Street is an important travel corridor providing key strategic links to the areas of employment, education and services. However, for those who live, work or travel regularly through Shotton, access to local amenities by car, bike or on foot has historically been hampered by traffic congestion and instances of pedestrian-cyclist conflict on the sidewalks.

Drawings show tree pits and a rain garden in the car park at Charmleys Lane (opposite the Central Hotel)

“To address historic issues along the corridor, proposals have been developed for the introduction of hybrid cycle lanes, green infrastructure improvements which include tree pits, rain gardens and green bus stops as well as measures to improve traffic flow such as as designated right turn lanes and changes to existing No Entry/One Way traffic restrictions.

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