1. ITV Report

Public consultation launched on plans to improve A55

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The public is being asked for its opinions to improve the layout of the A55 bewteen Llanfairfechan and Penmaenmawr.

The consultation considers nine different options for the section of road and looks at the possibility of removing the two roundabouts and replacing them with separated junctions.

The Welsh Government claims the new junctions will result in safer travel for road users.

The consultation runs until Friday 24 August.

The A55 Junction 15-16 improvement scheme is a significant development in North Wales and a prime example of the action we are taking to invest in and improve our transport infrastructure.

The A55 is a key strategic route linking Wales with Ireland, England and the rest of Europe and this scheme will deliver many benefits including better traffic flows and journey time reliability as well as improving safety.

People’s views on the options being considered will form a vital part of the decision process and I encourage everyone with an interest to contribute to this consultation.

– Ken Skates AM, Economy and Transport Secretary

Poor road infrastructure and heavy congestion is costing the North Wales economy tens of millions of pounds each year, with the A55 one of the primary causes of gridlock on our roads.

Despite many promises from the Welsh Government, very little has been achieved.

The A55 is an essential trunk road for businesses, freight and holiday-makers across the north, who’ve been let down time and time again.

We need a government in Wales that is willing to deliver infrastructure which is fit for the 21st century.

– Russell George AM, Welsh Conservative Economy and Infrastructure spokesman