Jones Bros finishes work at busy North Wales junction1st Feb 2021

Work on street lighting at a busy junction on a North Wales expressway has been completed, bringing to an end Jones Bros’ involvement in a major highways development.

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK delivered the pinch point scheme at junction 19 of the A55 on behalf of the Welsh Government to make the route safer for all users. It provides an improved and safer environment for pedestrians and cyclists and is separate from the main carriageway.

Following the completion of the highways portion of the scheme, Ruthin-based Jones Bros then installed energy-efficient street lighting, which will lead to an energy saving of 52 per cent over traditional street lighting.

The work was carried out to improve efficient traffic flow and safety, using a sophisticated traffic signal system at the Glan Conwy Roundabout where the A470 meets the A55 in Llandudno Junction.

Rhys Roberts, Jones Bros project manager, said: “This will provide real benefits for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists, as well as to the taxpayer with reduced energy costs thanks to the newly installed energy efficient streetlighting.

“With that streetlighting installed and the site cleared, our work on the junction has completed.

“I’d like to thank those using the junction for their patience during the work, and also the Jones Bros staff that pulled out all the stops to complete the project as quickly as possible under the necessary restrictions due to Covid-19.”

Established in the 1950s, Jones Bros’ leadership team consists of members of the second and third generations of the founding family. It employs more than 500 people.

The company is currently working on contracts in various sectors including highways, flood and marine defence, waste management and renewable energy around the UK.

The company runs an award-winning apprenticeship scheme, which has produced more than 40 per cent of its current workforce, with many of its senior managers having started out as apprentices or in a trainee role.  It has recruited more than 100 apprentices during the past three years.