LANE closures in both directions are set to hit a stretch of the A55.

The single-lane closures will be between Junction 23 (Llanddulas) and near the footbridge at Colwyn Bay - known as the Rainbow Bridge. They will begin late evening on Sunday 8 September as essential repair work begins to the A55 Kneeshaw Lupton under-bridge eastbound carriageway. This will see a single lane of traffic travel in each direction on the westbound carriageway 24 hours a day for up to five weeks, coming into effect to Sunday September 8.

Work will take place 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure it is completed as quickly as possible. Due to the nature of the improvements which includes hydro-demolition and deck preparation, two-metre high board will be installed with work taking place behind these. This is vital to ensure public safety. A 40mph speed restriction will be in place.

Welsh Transport Minister Ken Skates said: “This coming Sunday evening work will begin to install a contraflow for the essential work to repair the Kneeshaw Lupton under-bridge on the eastbound carriageway. Some of the joints linking the bridge deck are over 30 years old, so this work is needed to ensure the road is safe and reliable for years to come.

Taking to Facebook readers stated their views, Eirlys Roberts said: “ Ah well it’s got to be done!! So we just have to be patient and bear with it!! At least the keep the traffic going slowly!!!”, and Ian Wyn Owen added: “ The amount of money spent on this motorway could fund a small country!”