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Busy Rhyl road may be re-opened next month

Published date: 25 April 2012 |
Published by: Rhian Waller
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A ROAD closed for months may finally be reopened to cars and delivery vans.


Water Street in Rhyl, which was partially shut in January after high winds damaged the derelict Honey Club, could be re-opened to the West Parade junction by May 4.


Sections of Water Street and Crescent Road were blocked following fears of falling debris and potential building collapse, and Denbighshire Council recently applied to the Welsh Government for permission to demolish the former club.


Access will be restored by the Council by placing a close boarded protective scaffold over the road while the state of the Honey Club is being evaluated.


Bethan Jones, Denbighshire Director for Business Transformation and Regeneration, said: “This is not a long term solution and may change if there are significant changes in the structural condition of the building or other factors affecting the health and safety of anyone in the vicinity of the site.


“We will continue to monitor the condition of the building regularly and would like to thank anyone affected for their patience in advance.”


Jawaid Iqbal, of Kamranz takeaway and Matthew Corry of Abbey Pets, claimed the prolonged closure profoundly hit businesses in the area.


Mr Corry said: "I welcome the re-opening, but I have some concerns that it's not a permanent measure. This could go on for a long time, and as it is the business is down. This has been the quietest Easter I've had the whole 10 years we've been here."

 

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