The need for improvement of this important route was first highlighted by Pam Ingrey and Kim Tunnadine from Oswestry Mobility, who organised a petition and presented it to the Council.
A planning application was validated in March 2021, and the project has faced various delays since then – but is now complete.
Oswestry Town Mayor, Councillor Jay Moore thanked Kim and Pam for initiating the vital project for the town.
He said: “We have been pushing the contractors continuously and are happy to announce it is now finally open to the public.
“We apologise to Oswestry residents for the delays, but we are happy with the finished product and that residents and visitors now have an easier and safer route into town.”
The project has suffered several setbacks along the way.
Due to the design of the ramp, the railings were made to measure and could not be installed until the construction work was complete.
There were labour shortages in the ramp construction due to Covid, drainage issues and the railing sub-contractor then went into liquidation causing further delays.
The Town Council accepts and shares the public’s frustration with this project but hopes this will not detract from what will be improved access for many.
Kim added: “It is great to see the project finished.
“The new ramps will certainly help people with limited mobility access to town.”
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