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Work to enhance resilience of A55 to reduce disruption

Major maintenance work is set to begin on the section of the A55 between the Puffin Roundabout and Penmaenbach headland.
Thursday 07 February 2013

The work will reduce the need for unplanned emergency work and disruption for drivers in the future.

The work, which is part of the on-going plan to enhance the resilience of the A55, will involve resurfacing of the carriageway and replacement of safety fences. LED lighting will also be introduced, reducing power consumption and maintenance costs.

Work will begin on 9th February for a maximum period of 12 weeks. A contraflow and average speed cameras will also be in place.   Funding for the scheme has been made available from capital reserve funds released for a range of schemes to support the Wales Infrastructure Investment Plan (WIIP).

Without the maintenance work the carriageway would deteriorate leading to unplanned emergency work being carried out which could cause disruption to traffic during peak holiday periods.

The work is expected to be completed by the May Day bank holiday and traffic management measures will also be lifted for the Easter holidays.  In order to complete the work as quickly as possible contractors will work extended hours and over the weekend.

The Minister with responsibility for Transport Carl Sargeant said:

“This investment is important as it will further enhance the resilience of the A55, which is vital link for North Wales and its economy.”

“Carrying out the work now, during the quietest time of the year, reduces the likelihood of unplanned work taking place causing disruption to drivers possibly at busy times of the year.

“I would like to thank drivers for their patience as this work is carried out which will reduce the chances of disruption on this section in the future.”

 

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