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Abergwyngregyn to Tai’r Meibion Improvement

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Public information exhibitions are being held to provide an update on the Welsh Government proposals for major improvements to the A55/A494/A548 Deeside Corridor in North East Wales.

We are addressing network issues on this section of the A55.

Summary

Project Status: planned
Region/county: north west Wales (Gwynedd)
Start date: Autumn 2017
End date: Summer 2019
Cost: £22M

Why we are doing it

The A55 is the main North Wales coastal route and is part of Euroroute E22 Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). It is also an important link, via county roads, for local towns and communities and provides a connection with the North - South A470 to south and central Wales.

This section of the A55 was upgraded to a dual carriageway in the late 1960’s and accordingly, does not comply with current highway standards and is prone to flooding.

We are proposing to improve the 2.2km length of the A55 between the Tai’r Meibion property and the Abergwyngregyn interchange. This will improve the safety on this section on the A55 and include drainage improvements to reduce the risk of flooding.

Current progress

We are currently developing the project in enough detail to publish draft Statutory Orders and an environmental statement. These documents will set out the land we require to construct the new road and explain the resultant environmental impact.

Timetable

Publication of draft orders: Autumn 2016
Contract commencement: Autumn 2017

Next steps

We intend to publish draft Orders and an environmental statement in autumn 2016. Once published, the public and other stakeholders will be able to express their views. These comments will help better inform us on how we should progress this scheme.

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