Our engineers attend A487 Caernarfon to Bontnewydd bypass exhibition26th Sep 2016

Jones Bros personnel were on hand to give advice at a series of public consultations about the proposed £91m A487 Caernarfon to Bontnewydd bypass.

Jones Bros is in a 50:50 joint venture with Balfour Beatty to construct the 9.7km highway, should it go ahead.

Gwynedd county councillors and local residents were among visitors at four consultation days, held to canvass views of local people and groups following publication of draft Orders for the bypass.

The proposed scheme will start at the existing A487 Goat roundabout to the south and finish at the Plas Menai roundabout.

Works would start in late 2017. The new highway would help improve journey times and safety on the A487 as well as improving the quality of life for local residents.

Feedback from the consultation period will inform the Welsh Government, which will determine whether a public inquiry into the proposal is necessary.

Jones Bros representatives included Bryn Williams, the public liaison officer for the proposed project. He was joined by engineers and project managers from the company, who answered questions about how the road would be built.

Also present were representatives from the Welsh Government, engineering consultants WSP-PB and environmental consultants TACP.

Engineering drawings of the scheme were available for viewing, as well as a CGI fly-through animation, showing from a bird’s eye view what a journey on the completed road would look like.

Jones Bros project manager Mike Jones said:

“It has been very useful for the construction team partners to get involved from an early stage. We can consider comments and requests which may help to influence the final proposal for the scheme.”

The draft Orders set out the land requirements and powers to construct the road, with assessments including an Environmental Statement also on show.  The exhibition provided an opportunity for the documentation to be scrutinised locally and for the project team to explain the proposals.