It’s that time of year again, when the Extravaganza brings Llandudno to a standstill.
Thousands of visitors are due to flock into town, bringing much needed tourist revenue, but I find it a nightmare. Roads in town, and Mostyn Avenue in Craig-y-Don, will be closed to traffic. Just getting around becomes a chore, and there is constant traffic right past my house. Still, I hope everyone enjoys a lovely weekend.
More information can be found on the extravaganza website: https://victorian-extravaganza.com
One thing you should be aware of, is the changes to the bus routes over this period. Buses into town will terminate at the Law Courts and Buses leaving town will start from the coach park on Mostyn Broadway.
There will be serious hold ups on Conwy Road in Colwyn Bay due to work on the new Council Offices.
These are planned to be completed by 18th October.
Please avoid and find another route if possible.
Works are currently underway near traffic lights on the corner of Conway Road and Charlotte Road and are responsible for the closure of that particular exit from Champenys Retail Park.
Motorists are therefore left with one way out and forced to exit on to Mostyn Broadway, resulting in major delays.
Motorists reported delays of longer than an hour and a half to get out of the retail park.
A Conwy County Borough Council spokesperson said: “A traffic engineer made a site visit on Wednesday and advised the contractors on ways to improve traffic management in the area whilst the work is taking place.”
The spokesperson said once works are being completed to improve traffic flow out of Charlotte Road by providing clearer visibility at the junction, replacing the traffic light with a give way and installing a zebra crossing at a better location to improve pedestrian movement.
Watch out for delays on the road next to the new lifeboat station in Llandudno.
This may be for a few weeks and could lead to hold ups at peak times.
I’ll keep you informed.
Furious motorists found themselves stuck in queues up to 13 miles long on Sunday after roadworks began on the expressway near Colwyn Bay on Saturday.
Drivers were caught in huge tailbacks from Junction 16 Dwygyfylchi to Junction 23 Llanddulas.
The problems were caused by the work on a new crossover between Juntion 23 Llanddulas and Junction 22 Old Colwyn as well as on-going work at the Conwy Tunnel.
The outer lanes are due to be closed in both directions between Junction 22 and Junction 23 until April 5.
Welsh transport minister Ken Skates tweeted “Roadworks on the A55 are banned from Easter until Autumn unless there’s an emergency repair needed”
The work is scheduled to last until April 5.
Motorists are advised to expect delays through Colwyn Bay at peak times due to the ongoing promenade road works and work to refurbish the Pier.
If you are travelling on the A55, please be aware of slow moving traffic around the Ewloe area.