TRADERS welcomed the reopening of the promenade road in Rhos on Sea to two-way traffic.
As part of phase two of the Colwyn Bay Waterfront project, the road between the Cayley Embankment and Marine Road – which was made into a one-way traffic system in August last year - was officially reinstated to dual traffic on April 7.
Business owners were delighted to see the road reopened saying the one-way traffic system left them ‘cut off’ and had an impact on the amount of visitors to the town.
Vice Chair of the Rhos on Sea Traders Association (ROSTA), Kathryn Robinson, said: “From the moment the improvements began businesses were affected. These past months have been a struggle, we have felt very cut off with locals and visitors avoiding the area.
“Now that the section has been reopened to two-way traffic we hope that will encourage people to visit us again and remember what a great place Rhos is. We look forward to welcoming customers back.”
Traders on Rhos on Sea promenade celebrating the reopening
Two-way traffic will be allowed on the promenade stretch until April 24 then a ‘stop and go’ traffic control will allow final surfacing work to be completed.
A statement from Conwy Council read: “The road between Cayley Embankment and Marine Road is due to re-open to two-way traffic for the fortnight’s Easter holidays between 7 and 24 April.
"The main promenade closure from Marine Road to the Pier remains in place whilst the work there continues until the summer. We apologise for any inconvenience caused whilst these improvements take place.”
To celebrate the reopening a Creative Rhos event will be held on Saturday, April 29 in Rhos on Sea which will include entertainment, artists, local groups and charities all taking part showing off their creativeness.