NORTH Wales’s busiest road is to be choked with yet more roadworks for another year, transport chiefs have revealed.
The Welsh Assembly Government has announced speed and lane restrictions will be put in place on the A55 and its sliproads from the Llys Y Gwynt interchange, Bangor, to the Dobshill interchange in Deeside as part of a rolling roadworks programme.
There will be 40mph speed limits in place at various locations between junction 11 and junction 35 while ‘annual maintenance and safety works’ are carried out.
Although the works will not be carried out in all locations at the same time, they will effect different points of the trunk road for the next year.
A notice issued by the Assembly says the works will be carried out between April 1 and May 27; June 7 and July 15; September 5 and December 21 and January 5 and March 31, 2012.
They will extend as far as the A494/A550 interchange at Deeside – the England and Wales border – but will be suspended during the Easter and May bank holiday breaks to prevent tourist traffic chaos.
Mark Isherwood, North Wales Assembly candidate, said he has serious concerns about the impact on tourism.
He added: “At a time like this, when economic recovery is so important, North Wales needs to show its best face to visitors and people who would potentially like to do business here, and long delays on our main transport artery will not help.
“It feels to me like the roadworks have been going on forever and it is a shame they could not be planned better.”