ISLAND FACING 7 WEEKS OF A55 WORKS
Major resurfacing scheme spells long closures for sliproads
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.”