Road closes as Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm work starts9th Apr 2018

A road linking the Clocaenog Forest to the B4501 and B5435 has closed to allow workers’ access to a wind farm development.

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK is working on the unnamed road from the Clywedog Reservoir (to the North of Denbigh Crossroads) to Saron (Hafod Ty Ddu).

The closure went into effect on Monday 9 April and will remain in place for a minimum of six months. A map of the route can be found here.

Jones Bros closed the road to ensure public safety while construction work takes place.

The Ruthin-based firm has been appointed by renewable energy developer innogy Renewables UK to build the Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm, which will be able to supply up to 63,800 homes with electricity and will also provide a community investment fund worth up to £768,000 per annum.

Access to the road will remain open for pedestrians via a footpath diversion where necessary, which will be as close to the original route as possible.

Local farmers and landowners with property within the closed section will also be allowed to use the route. Anglers will be able to access the reservoir from the south.

Jones Bros will manage the construction of two site compounds, access tracks and bases.

A large number of the workforce will hail from the local area, with 80 per cent of Jones Bros’ personnel living within a 40-mile radius of the wind farm site.

A total of 60 employees, plus 14 apprentices and trainee engineers, will be active on the project.

Jones Bros contracts manager, Eryl Roberts said: “The closure of this road is vital for public safety, but we are taking steps to ensure there is as little disruption as possible.

“Access remains open for those who use the route, and our team will always be on hand to provide up to date information for residents.”

Jones Bros will source rock for tracks and crane pads from within the wind farm perimeter, and also install two plants to manufacture concrete on-site.

Construction started on 19 March. Turbine deliveries will start in January 2019, with completion scheduled for October 2019.

The company can be contacted by calling 01824 703661 or emailing clocaenog@jones-bros.com. Information is also available from the developer at: www.innogy.com/clocaenogforest