Griffiths awarded A55 Abergwyngregyn to Tai’r Meibion Scheme

The Design and Build contract to improve the A55 from Abergwyngregyn to Tai’r Meibion has been awarded to Griffiths and is set to begin in late March

Griffiths, along with design partners Atkins, will deliver the £29m scheme. Funding of £14m has been secured from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to help deliver these improvements.  Works involve the removal of direct accesses to the A55 and provision of a new combined access road and active travel route between Junction 12 and 13 which will improve safety along a 2.2km stretch of the A55.

To minimise disruption, as much work as possible will initially be completed off the A55 including the construction of the 1.3km combined access and active travel route. To keep traffic moving on this key route, four lanes of traffic will however be maintained during the daytime and construction is programmed to be completed by the autumn of 2021.

North Wales Minister Ken Skates said: “I’m pleased to announce that we are awarding the contract for the design and construction of the A55 Abergwyngregyn Tai’r Meibion scheme to Griffiths. This will enable works to begin in late March. Funding of £14m has been secured from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

“These improvements are part of wider £1bn programme of investments in transport across North Wales which we will see over the next few years, in order to improve resilience and provide an integrated transport infrastructure.”

Griffiths’ Executive Director Martyn Evans said: “We are delighted to be working with Welsh Government to deliver these vital safety improvements on the A55 – providing safer journeys for road users and improved access for those living alongside it.

“We are committed to minimising impact on local residents, businesses and the travelling public during construction. We look forward to working with the local community to maximise project benefits, such as local employment and supply chain opportunities throughout all project phases.”

Atkins Client Director Liam Ryan said: “The A55 is one of the key economic and social arteries on Wales’ strategic road network. Maximising safety and resilience along the route for road users is clearly of paramount importance. Atkins is delighted to be working with Griffiths, as well as Welsh Government and stakeholders, to design and implement important safety and drainage improvements along this section of the route.”