Transport • Network Management Division
Parc Cathays • Cathays Park
Caerdydd • Cardiff
Ein cyf/Our ref:OC/00347/17
Thank you for your email of 5 April to Simon Jones regarding the impact of road works on the A55 on traffic flows and the implications for tourism.
We recognise the importance of the tourism industry to Wales and appreciate the concerns raised by tourism businesses. We understand that road closures and road works can be frustrating for local residents, visitors and businesses, but do all that we can to ensure that disruption is kept to a minimum.
When planning road works, we aim to complete all planned works before Easter and to have the A55 east of Llandygai free of planned daytime traffic management from Easter to the end of the summer road works embargo in September.
We undertake as much of the necessary A55 works as we can overnight but you will appreciate that some works simply do not lend themselves to being removed each morning to allow normal traffic flow. This year is the third successive year where we have completed our daytime planned road works before Easter. Completion by Easter though has not been without its problems this year and we are looking again at embargo periods.
We would be happy to meet with you to discuss the timing of works and brown tourism signs. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Head of Delivery and Operations