Griffiths are pleased to announce that the A382/383 New Link Road Phase 1 is now complete and will be open to all traffic on Thursday (AM) 14th July 2022.
A55 Abergwyngregyn to Tai’r Meibion Improvements
About The Project
A55 Abergwyngregyn to Tai’r Meibion Improvements – Griffiths Community
Griffiths was appointed by Welsh Government to undertake improvement works on the A55 between Abergwyngregyn and Tai’r Meibion, Gwynedd. The Design and Build contract will improve safety along a 2.2km stretch of the carriageway both westbound and eastbound between Junction 12 and 13 by removing direct access off the A55, as well as removing eight gaps in the central reservation, which were originally provided to allow slow moving agricultural vehicles to cross the A55.
The Project also includes over four kilometres of new and improved active travel facilities to encourage cycling and walking, supporting the principles of a low carbon society and also delivering additional flood protection for the A55 through the construction of a significantly improved drainage system, boosting the route’s resilience. Other works have included additional facilities and initiatives to enhance and encourage wildlife and biodiversity.
To minimise disruption, as much work as possible has been completed off the A55 itself by constructing the 1.3km combined access and active travel route, with it being used temporarily as the two-lane eastbound carriageway. This has allowed us to keep traffic moving on this key route via four lanes, albeit under a temporary 40mph speed restriction due to restricted land widths, which have been maintained whilst construction has continued. Project completion is scheduled for Spring 2023.
For further information on the A55 Abergwyngregyn to Tai’r Meibion Improvements visit: https://gov.wales/a55-abergwyngregyn-tair-meibion-improvements-overview
On Thursday 16th and Friday 17th June 2022 final surfacing will commence at the junction of Perry Cross.
Although access to residential properties will be maintained throughout, there may be some delay or inconvenience as these works are being carried out.
As part of community engagement, we have noticed that BT Openreach have placed a sign at Forches Cross stating that the lane will be closed on Wednesday 15th June 2022 between the A382 and the Plants Galore business estate.
This work is separate from the A382/383 Link Phase Project and therefore we are unaware of diversionary works within this time period.
For more information please telephone their number displayed on signage displayed within Perry Lane 01884 763100.
Forches Cross road will become permanently closed (from Mid-June 2022) when the new Link Road is complete. Currently, it is only temporary closed as we excavate to install WPD (Western Power Distribution) Cable along this route.
When the installation of WPD Cable is complete, the road will be re-open again until the New Link Road is complete.
DCC are working out on the Permanent signs (Road Closed/New Road Layout ) and this will be ready before they officially close that section of the road & divert the traffic through the New Link Road.
Businesses are open as usual throughout this period and minor traffic interruption will be incurred during the diversions period.
Upcoming works, Night Closures and Diversions
· 3/5 – 31/5 Road Closure to Perry Cross for final surfacing work – Diversion to be in place.
· 23/5 – 27/5 Night Road Closure to A382 ( Between Forches Cross & Stover School – Diversion to be in place.
Week commencing 23rd May 2022 – 27th May 2022 1900hrs – 0600hrs
On Monday 23rd May – Friday 27th May 2022, there will be a Traffic Management (TM) change between Forces Cross to the Stover Park/Trago Mill Roundabout on the main A382 road.
The A382 will be closed between the hours of 1900hrs – 0600hrs to allow resurfacing and white lining for 5 nights.
Diversionary Traffic Management (TM) will be in place between these times and there will be no access from Forches Cross to Stover Park/Trago Roundabout (A382) in both directions within this time period.
Access to residential properties and businesses from Newton Abbot to Forches Cross and Staplehill Hill Road will still be available within these times.
On Tuesday 3rd May 2022, there will be a Traffic Management (TM) change at Perry Cross (A382/ Staplehill Road).
The Perry Cross junction with Staplehill Road will close for two weeks to allow final surfacing on the new link road. This will remain closed for two weeks. There will be no access from the A382 (Forches Cross to Staplehill Road North of the New Link Road and a diversionary route will be in place. The new link road from the A382 to Plants Galore and other businesses on this estate will remain closed until the project completes.
Staplehill Road from A382 (Forches Cross) to Perry Cross will reopen to allow access to residential properties south of the new link road.
There will be resurfacing work at Staplehill Road/Perry Cross Junction starting 3rd May 2022 and will last approximately 3 days in duration. Access to residential properties in this area (South of the new link road) will be maintained at all times but please allow some delay for access at certain times.
Thank you for your patience and understanding whilst these works are being carried out.
On Tuesday 19th April 2022, there will be a Traffic Management (TM) change at Forches Cross (A382/ Staplehill Road).
At the Forches Cross junction , Staplehill Hill Road will reopen to allow access to businesses and residential properties whilst the new link road that has been constructed will be closed to allow final surfacing and completion of kerbing and the footpath. 21st April – 8th May -Staplehill road to open from Plants Galore to Perry Cross.
The junction between the A382 and Staplehill Road (Plants Galore and other businesses will now remain open until completion of this project and road signage will be changed accordingly to direct traffic back on to the original route throughout this period. Staplehill Road, between Plants Galore and Perry Cross, will close again permanently w/c 9th May 2022 as the new footpath is constructed along that section of road.
Businesses will be open as usual to allow traffic and public access.
Contact the Site
You can contact the project’s Public Liaison Officer Rich Foxhall by emailing A55Abergwyngregyn@alungriffiths.co.uk or by calling 0330 041 2185*
*Calls to this number are charged at national call rates and included in inclusive minute plans from landlines and mobiles
If he is unable to answer please leave a message and he will return your call as soon as possible.