Jones Bros progressing well with vital flood alleviation scheme on major highway5th Apr 2017

Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK is 50 per cent of the way through advanced works on a major highway in North Wales.

The firm is currently carrying out activity as part of a £22m Welsh Government project to improve safety and reduce the flooding risk on a 2.2km stretch of the A55 between the Tai’r Meibion property and the Abergwyngregyn interchange.

Jones Bros has undertaken the translocation of a 1,200m hedge, and is nearing completion of surfacing work at the junction to Glyn Farm.

The translocation of the hedge involved the civil engineering firm digging a trench 10 metres behind the existing hedge. It then moved the hedge, including its roots, to the new trench.

The family-owned firm has also removed the traffic management system and re-opened the second lane.

Jones Bros contracts manager Elgan Ellis said: “We have had tough time with bad weather but the team have done a fantastic job in keeping the project on schedule.

“As we have progressed, we have also encountered additional works that needed carrying out including additional drainage measures.

“After the junction at Glyn Farm is finished, we will be progressing on to ditching and drainage to take water from the south side of the A55 to the existing culverts which will be upgraded as part of the main scheme.”

The A55 is the main North Wales coastal route and is part of Euroroute E22 Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). It is also an important link, via county roads, for local towns and communities and provides a connection with the North – South A470 to south and central Wales.

Founded in the 1950s and employing almost 350 people, Jones Bros has grown significantly in the last decade. It is currently working on contracts in various sectors including the construction of waste management facilities, highways, flood and marine defence and renewable energy projects around the UK.