A new noise barrier on the A55 westbound near Sea Road Bridge will mitigate the impact of noise pollution for nearby residents.
A contract is set to go to tender soon with works on the proposed barrier due to begin in January. The barrier will act as a mitigation measure for properties that are experiencing noise levels over a predetermined value and have been identified as a priority area in the Welsh Government’s Noise Action Plan for Wales.
In 2015, the Welsh Government invested in a similar noise reduction barrier at Abergele and has now committed to this additional stand-alone measure.
Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates said:
“Each and every day thousands of vehicles use the A55 and we know with that comes a heightened level of noise from this key strategic route.
“A high level of noise is a serious issue and we fully understand how this can have an impact on people who live and work nearby, which is why we, as a responsible government, are taking action to help mitigate the effect of noise from the A55 in the area.
“Whilst there are details of the work still to be confirmed, I am keen to ensure construction of the barrier is carried out with minimal impact to the travelling public.
“This project is yet another example of our commitment to the A55 and to communities in North Wales.”