Wales: ‘Disturbing surge’ in roadworks rage as staff suffer abuse and intimidation

Road traffic officers in Wales have flagged a “disturbing surge” in verbal abuse and intimidation at roadworks. They’re now calling for two weeks of “caution and kindness” on the country’s roads to safeguard both workers and drivers. The Welsh Trunk Road Agents, which maintains the country’s strategic roads, and Traffic Wales, which manages the network, […]

A55: 16 days of overnight closures to commence on Monday

Overnight closures of the A55 carriageway between Junction 17 Conwy Morfa – Junction 16 Puffin Roundabout at Penmaenbach Tunnel will commence on Monday 8 April, with work set tp continue for over two weeks. From 8-23 April there will be overnight closure of the A55 westbound carriageway through Penmaenbach tunnel with westbound traffic being batched […]

Essential roadworks announced for A55 in North Wales

Traffic Wales has announced major road works and lane closures will begin on the A55 between junction 36 at the Warren Interchange and the Wales/England border at the end of January and continue until the end March. The works to repair the underlying concrete bays and resurfacing of the road will begin on the eastbound […]

£2m slope and ground stabilisation works continue for A465

A two million pound slope and ground stabilisation project has entered its 20th month as part of the largest ongoing infrastructure project for the Welsh Government – the A465 trunk road dualling scheme in South Wales. Quantum Geotechnic and Spencer ECA, part of the RSK Group, are delivering the project. Spencer Quantum Managing Director Ross […]

Welsh Government considering ideas to reduce congestion after Menai Bridge closure

The Welsh Government is working on a range of measures to reduce congestion between Anglesey and the mainland caused by the closure of one of the main two crossings. The Menai Bridge was closed last month after engineers identified structural issues. Additional rail stops, free train travel for students and extra bus services have already […]

Brynglas Tunnel drainage blamed for traffic delays

The Welsh Government is admitting the Brynglas Tunnels drainage system is struggling to cope when there is heavy rainfall. This comes after the weekend storms caused a lane closure at the M4 tunnels in Newport. Speaking to the South Wales Argus, the Welsh Government explained that the closure on the westbound carriageway was due to […]

Major delays in North Wales after key bridge closure

After the Menai Suspension Bridge between mainland Wales and Anglesey was closed for safety reasons, traffic has been badly affected by a crash near the alternative Britannia Bridge crossing. North Wales live reported that Police asked motorists to be patient in “extremely heavy” traffic. Plans have been put in place to manage traffic during the […]

Caernarfon and Bontnewydd bypass to open

The new A487 Caernarfon and Bontnewydd bypass has been completed ahead of time, but will open a day later than planned for safety reasons, on Saturday 19 February rather than Friday 18 February in order not to encourage any unnecessary travel during Storm Eunice. Construction of the £139m scheme, delivered by the Balfour Beatty Jones […]

Major resurfacing work planned for road in North Wales

Full resurfacing work will be carried out on the A483 near Wrexham from next month, together with concrete slab repairs and drainage works. Traffic Wales has announced essential resurfacing work is to take place on the road between Junction 6 Gresford and Junction 7 Rossett from 11 October until 14 November.. The main works will […]

Traffic Wales clarifies tweet about cycling

Traffic Wales has responded to complaints about a tweet suggesting cyclists don’t ride at night to explain it meant to say “without lights”. It’d sent out a tweet from its Traffic Wales South account saying “what are safe tips for being a safe bicyclist? Remember to wear a properly fitted helmet, adjust your bicycle to […]

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