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Official Opening A55 Junction 12 to 13, Abergwyngregyn to Tai Meibion improvements

This is a photo of Griffiths employees, YGC and Minister Lee Waters

The £30m scheme, which includes £20.7m EU funding, addresses the increased risk of flooding due to climate change and also improves safety on the section which was over 50 years old.  Work included removing eight gaps in the central reservation where agricultural vehicles used to cross.

It has also delivered over four kilometres of a new and improved active travel route linking Abergwyngregyn with Tal-y-bont, Llanfairfechan and National Cycle Network 5 after consultation with residents of Abergwyngregyn.  The development has been welcomed by cycling groups.

Councillor Berwyn Parry Jones, Cyngor Gwynedd’s Cabinet Member for the Highways, Engineering and YGC Service, said: “It has been an honour to support Welsh Government to deliver the improvement scheme on the A55 between Junctions 12 and 13.

“Our Engineers and Ecologists have been overseeing the safety improvements on the 2.2 kilometre stretch of the dual carriageway, which includes removing direct access off the A55, as well as closing eight gaps in the central reservation which allowed slow moving vehicles to cross the A55.

“As we are eager to see more people choosing to travel on foot or by bike, so it has been a pleasure to contribute towards providing more than four kilometres of new and improved active travel facilities

“We are confident that the scheme will greatly benefit the local community as the risk of flooding is being reduced in the area through the construction of an improved drainage system and a larger culvert for the Afon Wig.”

This is a photo of Griffiths and YGC employees

To know more about the project, go to the Welsh Government website