Summary, timetable and how we are consulting.

First published:
28 June 2018
Last updated:


Project status: considering
Region/county: Flintshire

We, alongside the North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent have commissioned Mott MacDonald and their partners Richards, Morehead & Laing to look at options for this Bridge.


Why we are doing it

The A494 existing river bridge is in a poor structural condition and we need to look at options to replace it.

River Dee bridge

Current progress

We have considered:

  • improving journey time
  • reducing congestion
  • pedestrians and cyclists
  • impact of construction and
  • environmental impact.

We are now undertaking various surveys including environmental and topographical surveys.

We held workshops with key stakeholders and we held a public information event last summer.


Public information events: summer 2018
Identification of a preferred scheme: autumn 2018
Public consultation: autumn 2018
Publication of environmental statement: summer 2019
Public Inquiry (if needed): summer 2019
Estimated construction start date (subject to Minister approval): summer or autumn 2020

Next steps

We will be holding public consultation events for you to come and look at our proposals. The consultation will last for 12 weeks and we would like to hear your views.

How we are consulting

We will be holding events for you to come and look at our proposals. We are holding a 12 week consultation and would like to hear your views.

Public exhibitions

We held public information events in Queensferry and Deeside in July. 

We are holding public consultation events in November where you can view further information about the proposed scheme. You can meet our project team who will answer any questions you may have.

  • Tuesday 20 November 14:00 – 20:00 St Andrews Church, 61 Sealand Avenue, Garden City, Deeside, CH5 2HN
  • Saturday 24 November 10:00 – 16:00 Deeside Leisure Centre, Chester Road West, Queensferry, CH5 1SA