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Road closure details for Flintshire Olympic Torch relay

THE torch will be carried first through Connah’s Quay, starting at about 4.10pm on Tuesday on the B5126 Mold Road near its junction with Ffordd Llanarth, downhill to the junction with the B5129 then right on to High Street. It will travel along the B5129 through Shotton to Queensferry.

The B5129 between Queensferry roundabout and its junction with the B5126 Mold Road will be closed from 3.45pm from Queensferry to Connah’s Quay. All major side roads along the B5129 will also be closed.

The two offslips from the A494 to Queensferry roundabout and the offslip off Aston Hill at the Plough junction will be closed.

Traffic joining the roundabout from the Gladstone Way and Sandycroft directions will only be allowed to exit the roundabout onto the A494, either north or south.

Through traffic that would have travelled from Queensferry towards Connah’s Quay will be diverted onto the A548 passing over the Flintshire Bridge.

The relay will travel in the left hand lane of the route from Connah’s Quay through Shotton, ending at Deeside Leisure Centre at 4.45pm. The use of the left hand lane for the convoy will also apply along the other closed sections of road.

On arrival at the leisure centre the B5129 between Queensferry and Connah’s Quay will be re-opened and traffic will be allowed to flow in both directions but the three slip road closures will not be removed until the relay has moved on to the next section of the route, Gladstone Way.

The torch will then be carried along the A550 Gladstone Way, from the junction with Cottage Lane (Strike’s nursery) up to the Monument junction on the B5125, The Highway, Hawarden. It will then turn left and continue through Hawarden along Glynne Way.

This section of the relay will start at 5.10pm.

Gladstone Way will be closed at the exit from Queensferry roundabout, until there is sufficient queuing space behind the relay.

The B5125 into Hawarden from the Broughton direction will also be closed at 5pm, together with any side roads. No official diversions will be indicated on site because of the short period taken for the relay to pass through Hawarden. Through traffic would be able to travel through Sandycroft or use the A55 westbound. Traffic will eventually be allowed to follow the convoy when safe to do so.

The final leg of the relay will see the torch carried along the A5104 Saltney High Street, starting at 5.30pm at the B5129 Saltney Ferry.

Saltney High Street will be closed in both directions for the period of the relay with traffic heading towards Chester being diverted along Sandy Lane and through the Lache whilst in the other direction traffic will be diverted along Boundary Lane. The relay will leave Saltney at 5.45pm and continue on into Chester.

Publicised times are approximate and may be affected by unexpected delays. The council will publicise any major changes on the day on its web site and via local radio stations.