Last updated: 15 January 2018

Where & Why?

We are implementing noise mitigation measures for locations identified as priority areas within the Noise Action Plan for Wales document. The A55 to the west of ‘Sea Road Bridge’ has been identified as one of these areas.

The carriageway at this location benefits from the use of a low noise surfacing material, however, it is proposed to erect a 2.5 metre high noise barrier to further reduce noise levels. The noise barrier will be constructed of recycled glass reinforced plastic and will be located within the highway boundary, adjacent to the westbound carriageway, to the west of Sea Road Bridge.

The work is required to comply with legislation and is being carried out during the winter months which is the quietest time on the A55, helping ensure any potential  disruption is kept to the absolute minimum.  To ensure that the scheme is constructed as quickly as possible, the works will be carried out on weekdays between 07.00 and 18.00hrs and on weekends between 08.00 and 16.00hrs. To minimise disruption and to safeguard the Contractor’s workforce and the travelling public, the works are being undertaken utilising narrow lane traffic management. This reinforces the Welsh Government’s commitment of no routine daytime work involving lane closures on the A55 between J11 and the English borders until at least September 2018.  For safety reasons, there will also be a temporary 40mph speed limit in place for the duration of the works.

The traffic management (Dual narrow lanes) will be installed on Monday 15th January at 20.00hrs and will be left in place until the 12th March 2018.

Carriageway Closures and Diversions

To install the dual narrow lane traffic management, a full closure of the westbound carriageway between J24 and J23 is required on the nights of the 15th to 18th of January 2018 between 20.00 and 06.00hrs. Further night time carriageway closures are also required between the nights of 8th and 11th March 2018 to resurface the westbound carriageway and remove the traffic management. The diversion for the these closures will be via the exit slip road at Junction 24, along the A547 through Abergele and Llanddulas, to re-join the A55 via the westbound entry slip road at Junction 23.

Vehicles over 3m wide will be prohibited from using the alternative route and will be parked up overnight until the traffic management is removed.

Programme of traffic management restrictions

Project information

Start Date and time**

End Date and Time**

Notes**

Full closure of westbound carriageway between J24 and J23 – diversion via the exit slip road at Junction 24 and the A547 through Abergele and Llanddulas to re-join the A55 via the westbound entry slip road Junction 23.

20:00

15/01/18

06:00

19/01/18

Overnight works  (20:00pm -06:00am)

All Abnormal loads are restricted from travelling along the diversion route

Dual narrow lanes to be in place on A55 westbound carriageway between J24 and J23

06.00

16/01/18

20.00

08/03/18

Dual narrow lane traffic management

Abnormal loads to straddle both lanes.

Full closure of westbound carriageway between J24 and J23 – diversion via the exit slip road at Junction 24 and the A547 through Abergele and Llanddulas to re-join the A55 via the westbound entry slip road Junction 23.

20.00

08/03/18

06.00

12/03/18

Overnight works  (20:00pm -06:00am)

All Abnormal loads are restricted from travelling along the diversion route

** dates provisional, potential to change

Enquiries

For further information, please contact the North & Mid Wales Trunk Road Agent (NMWTRA)] on 01286 685199 or refer to the website www.traffic-wales.com or Twitter @TrafficWalesN / @TraffigCymruG.