MARINE Drive in Llandudno, which suffered storm damage is planned to be reopened to traffic by Easter.

Work has begun to repair the road and footpath at the West Shore end of Marine Drive in Llandudno. It was closed to the public, although residents could gain access.

The popular scenic route around the Great Orme was damaged during the February storms, with a landslip and rock falls making the road unsafe.

At the time of the landslip Cllr Louise Emery, who lives in the vicinity, said: “Part of the wall on the seaward side of Marine Drive has collapsed because of a landslip beneath the road."

Structural engineers from Conwy were called to the scene to assess the damage.”

Access for residents of Marine Drive and customers of the Rest and Be Thankful Café and The Lighthouse is via a two way system with traffic lights from the pier end, but there is no through route around the Great Orme.

Cllr Greg Robbins, cabinet member for environment and transportation, said: “We’ve prioritised these repairs to get Marine Drive fully open by Easter. We understand it’s inconvenient for residents to have the road closed, but it is absolutely necessary to keep the public safe.”