CONWY COUNTY Borough Council have announced changes to the refurbishment work on the Llandudno Junction Flyover, starting in early May.

The announcement comes after the Council had considered revising the project in order to prevent a build up of traffic from the A55, which has now been given approval.

They had suggested the Ffordd 6g suggested as a one-way route to allow access into Conwy, Llandudno Junction and Deganwy and off on to the A55 Junction 18 from all directions.

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Previously, the work to replace the waterproofing and expansion joints on the bridge was planned in two phases for 2022 and 2023.

The refurbishment works and their timing had proven unpopular with residents, with many questioning why such a large project would be undertaken in the summer.

North Wales Pioneer: Waterproofing and drainage works are required on the flyover.Waterproofing and drainage works are required on the flyover.

This year’s work has now been divided into two periods, to avoid disruption in July and to allow traffic to continue to use the flyover into Conwy.

This will also assist scheduled bus routes to continue in Conwy.

The work will take longer overall, but the first period of work will finish before the end of June, with the second period starting in September.

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When the work begins on Monday, 9 May, one lane of Conwy Bridge will remain open, with three-way traffic lights on the Weekly News roundabout to manage vehicles.

Traffic between Weekly News roundabout and Tesco roundabout (Ffordd 6G) will be one-way only.

North Wales Pioneer: Movement joints are also being repaired.Movement joints are also being repaired.

Ffordd 6G will have the same vehicle restrictions as the A55, while drivers heading from Tesco towards Llandudno will need to follow the diversion via the A55 to Black Cat roundabout (J19).

This first period of work will finish by Thursday, 23 June 2022.

The second period of work will begin on Monday, 5 September, with traffic management in place until Saturday, 15 October 2022.

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A Council spokesperson said: “The changes avoid a diversion through Conwy Tunnel and make it easier for those using public transport to access Conwy.

“We’d still advise motorists to allow for delays at the Weekly News roundabout and to use alternative routes where possible.”

North Wales Pioneer: Just some of the disrepair the flyover has fallen into.Just some of the disrepair the flyover has fallen into.