IS­LAND FAC­ING 7 WEEKS OF A55 WORKS

Ma­jor resur­fac­ing scheme spells long clo­sures for sliproads

Bangor Mail - - FRONT PAGE -

MO­TORISTS are to face an­other seven weeks of A55 roadworks and High­ways bosses are warn­ing they will be “sub­stan­tial”.

The work is tak­ing place on the An­gle­sey stretch of the main route through North Wales, af­fect­ing the area between Junc­tion 4 and Junc­tion 6, Dalar Hir to Nant Turn­pike.

And for more than a month, the sliproads in both direc­tions will be closed at Junc­tion 5.

They will be shut for up to four weeks.

The sliproad is the way in and out of the vil­lages of Rhos­neigr, Aberf­fraw and Bryn­g­wran.

Af­ter these works are com­pleted by UK High­ways staff, the west­bound slip roads will be re-opened.

The en­tire lengths of the east­bound exit and en­try slip roads at the same junc­tion will then close for ap­prox­i­mately three weeks.

Dur­ing the course of the works, the al­ter­na­tive routes for traf­fic wish­ing to leave the A55 at J5 will be to con­tinue to the next junc­tion, exit and re­turn on the op­po­site car­riage­way.

Al­ter­na­tively, mo­torists can exit at an ear­lier junc­tion and con­tinue along the A5.

A spokesman said: “UK High­ways A55 Lim­ited are to un­der­take ma­jor car­riage­way resur­fac­ing works on the A55 Trunk Road between Junc­tion 4 Dalar Hir and Junc­tion 6 Nant Turn­pike.

“There will also be a pro­gramme of full car­riage­way clo­sures between Junc­tions 4 and 6 to carry out overnight con­traflow in­stal­la­tion and other sur­fac­ing works.”

The first overnight car­riage­way clo­sure to in­stall the con­traflow was on Mon­day between 8pm and 5am, with a di­ver­sion in place along the A5 which runs nearby.

Work is also go­ing on fur­ther east on the A55 around Lland­du­las, where work on the Knee­shaw Bridge has meant a con­traflow has been put in place, with both direc­tions down to one lane.

The spokesman added: “We take this op­por­tu­nity to apol­o­gise for any in­con­ve­nience caused and as­sure you of our best en­deav­ours to min­imise any dis­rup­tion. Should any­one wish to dis­cuss the above works fur­ther or re­quire fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, please do not hes­i­tate in con­tact­ing Gwynedd Civil En­gi­neer­ing 01407 721 296 or to con­tact UK High­ways di­rectly 01492 588329.”

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