A55 Roadworks A Joke!

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The continuing roadworks on the A55, which are causing such long tailbacks, are getting beyond a joke.

This is the sentiment expressed by North Wales Tourism chairman Chris Jackson who is calling for a review of the maintenance programme, saying they are currently occurring with too much frequency.

I know only too well what he is talking about. Only the other day I sat for almost an hour on a bus between Llandulas and Abergele! The A55 was backed up all the way to the Llandulas slip road.

It is causing problems for many people. A lady was traveling to pick up her Grandson from Nursery School and was delayed by over 25 minutes which meant that the little boy was left waiting at the school. Other commuters talk about having to wait well over half an hour for buses which are supposed to be  every twelve minutes.

I felt sorry for a controller at Rhyl Station, called Ian, who was trying stoically to organise buses that were coming in in twos and threes instead of one at a time.

The problem is that the maintenance schedule for the next 12 months has been published, and shows work stretching from Bangor in Gwynedd to the Flintshire-Cheshire border. So it looks like no end in sight for hold ups!

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