The Easter holidays are fast approaching and thousands are expected to be out and about on the roads of North Wales over the holidays. Roads, including the A55, are expected to be busier than usual, with motorists warned delays are likely.
Traffic Wales is urging drivers to plan ahead, while also having extra officers on shift to deal with incidents. Caravan owners in particular are called upon to ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy and roadworthy in order to avoid breakdowns and accidents.
To make it easier for you, North Wales Live has compiled all of the work planned for this week on North Wales’ main roads – the A55, A483 and A470. Whether traveling eastbound on the A55 to the M56 and England, or westbound to the beautiful countryside of the Snowdonia mountains and the picturesque Isle of Anglesey, the following roadworks could affect your journey.
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There are various roadworks this week for drivers to be aware of, with most starting from 8pm or later and continuing into the early hours of the following day. The following North Wales road works apply to the week commencing 11 April.
Minor road closures must not be included in Traffic Wales’ schedule. North Wales Live collects any major disruption caused by roadworks in your area.
A quick and easy way to remember which direction you’re going when passing the beautiful countryside on the A55 in Wales is simple.
Heading to Anglesey? – That is W bound for W ales or E tied for E England .
Our list shows the highest priority alerts for the motorway and trunk road network in Wales and up to 20 miles into England, starting with the main roads at the top, the A55, followed by smaller busy roads below, the A470 and A483.
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Road works affecting traffic for the week beginning Monday 11 April:
Various roadworks will be carried out on the A55 at the westbound junction of the A41 during the week “moderate” disorder due to planned road works from Monday 11 April at 8.30 p.m until Thursday, April 14 at 6 a.m.
View the A55 westbound between the M53 and the junction with the A5104 slight disturbance as Road works are planned and are expected to last from 8pm on Monday 11 April until June 9th at 5am.
- Traffic Wales have stated that an embargo will be in place on planned roadworks from April 14 to 10am on April 19 to minimize delays unless emergency work needs to be completed.
What are the main roads in North Wales?
The A55, also known as the North Wales Expressway, is a major road in Wales and England connecting Cheshire and North Wales. Most of its length from Chester to Holyhead is a dual carriageway mainline, with the exception of the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Strait and several short sections where there are gaps between the two carriageways.
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Officially, the A483 is referred to as the Trunk Road from Swansea to Manchester, although it now terminates at Chester. It runs from Swansea in Wales to Chester in England via Llandovery, Llandrindod Wells, Oswestry and Wrexham, a distance of about 153 miles.
The A470 is a trunk road and at 186 miles the country’s longest road, linking the capital Cardiff on the south coast to Llandudno on the north coast. The road has been significantly improved over the last two decades, with work constantly continuing.