The Flintshire corridor scheme has taken a further step forward with the appointment of technical advisors, Transport and North Wales Minister Ken Skates has announced.
Corderoy supported by Capita will assist the Welsh Government to manage the delivery of the A55/A494/A548 Flintshire Corridor. Their support will include providing commercial, environmental, technical and procurement advice.
Over the summer they will prepare a procurement strategy to deliver the next phase of the scheme, which will allow design consultants to be procured in the Autumn. A preliminary design will then be prepared in consultation with stakeholders, which will consider environmental and engineering issues.
Ken Skates said:
“I’m pleased today to announce further progress in the development of the Flintshire Corridor with the appointment of the technical advisors Corderoy.
“This is a scheme which is of critical importance to North Wales. It will relieve congestion in the area, improve access to the Deeside Enterprise Zone, and allow the economy to grow and prosper. Today’s announcement shows we are continuing to progress the scheme, and I look forward to further developments, with the appointment of design consultants later this year.
“The ‘Red Route’ is a huge development in North East Wales and will serve to protect the regional economy. Today’s announcement demonstrates our on-going commitment to it, and to improving transport infrastructure across the region.
Construction could begin in late 2022/early 2023 subject to completing the statutory process, which is likely to include a public local inquiry.