A55 bridge roadworks to last 11 weeks – this is why they are happening

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Welsh Government has started the major infrastructure project on the junction 27 bridges at St Asaph

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Roadworks have started on the A55 as works get underway to strengthen the bridges at the St Asaph Junction.

Built in 1970, the three bridges supporting the A55 through the Talardy Interchange are being strengthened so they can continue to carry heavy loads safely in the years to come.

Welsh Government said if the work was not done heavy vehicles would have to be diverted off the A55 on to local roads.

Welsh Government said every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum but some delays should be expected when approaching junction 27 when travelling westbound on Mondays –Thursdays.

Traffic will be directed to stay on the A55 rather than use alternative local traffic routes which are unsuitable for use as diversion routes when traffic flows are high.

The scope of works includes concrete repairs, replacement of movement joints, carriageway resurfacing and the addition of steelwork to strengthen the bridge decks.

« The essential work at Talardy will increase the resilience of the bridges here for the future, helping reduce incidence of unplanned disruption or heavy loads having to be diverted to smaller roads.” 

Welsh Government said the work will also allow an opportunity to address concerns over noise levels on the new surface of the A55 at this junction.

A Welsh Government spokesperson said: “Planned work is currently taking place at Talardy in order to strengthen the bridges, increasing the resilience of the A55 for future years.

« It will allow very heavy loads to cross the bridges safely, rather than being diverted through local roads. 

« This work provides an opportunity to address concerns raised by residents about noise levels on the new surface. 

« Officials met with residents in August to listen to their concerns and inform them of the planned work.”

Source: https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/a55-bridge-roadworks-last-11-18996652

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