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Published: 02/03/2016

Flintshire County Council Engineers, Rights of Way and Countryside officers have teamed up to create an alternative cycle path under the Hawarden Bridge. Following the bad storms over the past few years, an embankment was breached which meant that the existing cycle path flooded every high tide. Through Wales Coast Path funding, £20,000 has been secured to install an alternative route on top of the flood embankment. Cllr Bernie Attridge, Cabinet member for Environment, said: “I am pleased that we have been able to appoint a contractor to improve the footpath and cycletrack near the Hawarden Railway Bridge in Shotton. The area is popular with many cyclists and footpath users but often floods at high tide. The new improved route will provide users with a safe alternative and will benefit the local community and the many people who make use of this path.” The work is expected to start on Monday, 7 March and is due to take 2 weeks. A small section of the cycletrack will need to be closed during this time, the council wants to ensure that there minimal disruption to the public while this essential work is being done.