The local Member of the Senedd for Vale of Clwyd, Gareth Davies MS has called on Denbighshire County Council to improve the traffic flow problems at the roundabout and junction for Castle View Retail Park on Marsh Road in Rhuddlan.
In a recent meeting with Traffic Officers from Denbighshire County Council and local County Councillors from Rhuddlan, Mr Davies was able to see the extent of the congestion issues, particularly for traffic turning right onto the Retail Park from Station Road.
The area which also provides access to caravan parks, a motor garage and a timber yard has seen a significant amount of investment in recent years resulting in more people visiting the area for shopping, retail and leisure purposes which has inevitably led to more traffic travelling in and around Rhuddlan.
Commenting after the meeting, Gareth Davies said, "of course it's fantastic to see business thriving in Rhuddlan, but in order to support that we need to see investment being made in affordable solutions to the current problems motorists are facing in unnecessarily waiting in traffic when a vehicle is turning onto Marsh Road from Station Road and likewise when traffic is attempting to turn right to the Nature Reserve or traffic backing onto the roundabout which causes endless safety issues. Therefore, I was pleased to meet with Denbighshire Traffic Officers to discuss these issues with local Councillors and to work out affordable and realistic solutions to dealing with this long-standing problem."
At the meeting, Mr Davies was told by Denbighshire Traffic Officers that the most affordable and realistic solution would be the introduction of a 'no turning right' sign on Station Road which would result in traffic intending to use the Retail Park having to drive around the roundabout and back for access.
Mr Davies went onto say.
"The people of Rhuddlan are sick and tired of queuing in unnecessary traffic and it's important that we all work together to look at real solutions to this congestion issue so that the people of Rhuddlan and surrounding areas can finally get moving!"