A BADLY-damaged stretch of a major road labelled as dangerous is to undergo essential repairs and maintenance.

Following a feasibility study to identify options to improve a stretch of the A547, known to motorists as the Abergele Straights, Denbighshire County Council will be closing the road for five nights from Monday, June 18.

The work that will be carried out on the stretch of road – between Rhuddlan and Abergele – includes grass-cutting, resetting the hazard marker posts, cleaning signs and gullies, cutting back vegetation, renewing the white lines and also patching about 1km of the roadside edges and potholes.

Cllr Brian Jones, lead member for highways, planning and sustainable travel, said: “Improving the conditions of roads and enhancing transport links is one of the council’s key priorities.

“We hope that by carrying out this work overnight will cause as minimal disruption to road users as possible."

The Welsh Government have promised two ministers will visit the road later this year.

In the meantime, maintenance work will address more immediate issues with the road.

In an attempt to secure the necessary funding for a full overhaul of the Abergele Straits, the county council has packaged plans for cycle lanes with the major road repairs, hoping that the potential for 'active travel' will improve the chances of the bid.

The closure will be in place at 7pm until 6am and the signed diversion route will be via the A55.