MOTORISTS face weeks of disruption as works on a new supermarket development get underway.

A sign is in place on the roundabout in Llandudno Junction - that leads off to Ffordd 6G Road, Conway Road, New Road and Ferndale Road - stating that roadworks will be in place from October 21 until May 2020.

The works - which include temporary traffic lights and take in New Road and 90m length from the bus shelters off the roundabout - are in relation to the new Lidl, being constructed on the site of the former Arriva bus depot and North Wales Weekly News / Daily Post sites.

The German discount retailer confirmed to the Pioneer this element of the highways works are set to be completed in November.

Further works - until the end of the year - will then be contained within the development site.

In the new year, Lidl will also install a new roundabout on the New Road/Glan y Mor Road Junction.

Cllr Sue Shotter, of Marl Ward, said: “The works have come at a really unfortunately time. It is at a time where there is lots of other roadworks going on - such as Maesdu Avenue and by the Links [Gwesty Links] which is causing chaos. We are only on day three and already people are feeling really frustrated.

“Don’t get me wrong, I support Lidl - it will bring good benefits and they have a job to do.

"We knew this application was coming.”

Cllr Mike Priestly, also of Marl Ward, said: "I have looked into this and I have asked highways to keep a close eye on works to ensure there is minimum disruption.

"This is the first phase. I have asked if the works can be suspended for the Conwy Food Feast. I am concerned about the weekend and the impact on the local businesses in the area.

"I do think the work is essential. You have to look at the bigger picture. This will create jobs and disability access. There needs to be minimum disruption and people need to know the businesses are open."

A spokesperson from Lidl said: “Infrastructure works connected to the construction of the new Lidl store at Llandudno Junction have now commenced. Traffic management measures have been agreed with the local highways authority and these are in place in order to keep highways disruption to a minimum.

“We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused during these works.”

The Lidl development has been delayed for a number of months.

Originally, it had a planned opening of ‘by Christmas 2018’. It is now hoped the store will open by Summer 2020.