Local Welsh contractor begins work on A55

A Welsh contractor has begun improvement works on a North Wales junction on the A55.

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK was awarded the contract by the Welsh Government to make junction 19 of the A55 safer for commuters and to help manage congestion.

The work will include widening the roundabout, the construction of safer crossings for pedestrians and cyclists, the installation of traffic signals at key locations and an upgrade from the current street lighting to an energy-efficient LED alternative. The routes for cyclists and pedestrians will also link with the current path on the A470 to encourage active travel in the area.

The upgrades on the Black Cat Roundabout, where the A470 meets the A55 in Llandudno Junction, is expected to last for four months. The plans have been brought forward due to quieter traffic levels as a result of Covid-19.

.Rhys Roberts, project manager at Jones Bros, said: “As a North Wales-based company, it’s fantastic to have been appointed by the Welsh Government to carry out the much-needed highways works. We will be working closely with North and Mid-Wales Trunk Road Agent (NMWTRA) and Conwy County Borough Council, as well as operating through extended day shifts to minimise disruption for commuters.”


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