Important work to mitigate the impact of noise from the A55 for residents in the Abergele area is set to begin on 15 January.
The area, to the west of Sea Bridge Road, has been identified as a priority area in the Welsh Government’s Noise Action plan.
In order to minimise any disruption to the travelling public to the absolute minimum, while maintaining safety, a narrow dual lane traffic management system will be in place along with a temporary 40 mph speed limit. This reinforces the Welsh Government’s commitment of no routine daytime work involving lane closures on the A55 between J11 and the English border until at least September 2018.
Work will also take place 7 days a week to ensure the scheme is completed as quickly as possible before the Easter period.
Transport Secretary Ken Skates said:
“I announced the go-ahead for this important work last year, and now everything is in place for it to begin.
“It’s being carried out during the winter, which is the quietest time on the A55, in order to keep any possible disruption to the absolute minimum. A narrow dual lane system shows we are committed to no routine daytime work involving lane closures on the A55 on this particular stretch until at least September this year.
“Noise levels are a serious issue, and I am pleased this is now being addressed in the Abergele area.”
The dual narrow-lane system is scheduled to be in place until March 12 between J24 and J23 westbound. Full details, including details of overnight works are on the Traffic Wales website (external link).