A WEBSITE has been launched to keep residents and businesses informed about progress on the long-awaited £35m Porthmadog bypass.
The bilingual site, www.porthmadogbypass.co.uk, has been set up by the joint venture partnership of Balfour Beatty and Jones Bros (Civil Engineering), which is building the Tremadog, Porthmadog and Minffordd bypass for the Welsh Assembly Government.
Site features include regular updates on construction progress, traffic news and an online contact form. Users can also download the latest edition of the quarterly bypass newsletter and a map of the bypass route.
Wyn Daniels, partnership project manager, said the aim of the new website was to keep the community up to date as work on the bypass progresses.
He added: “There is naturally a huge amount of interest in the project and we wanted to develop an online tool that people can turn to for information at any time of the day.
“Whether you have a specific question in mind and would like to speak to someone from the partnership, or just want to find out more about the bypass in general, the site will hopefully come in handy.”
The site also features useful links and contact details, and will be regularly updated with the latest news.
The new section of the A487 carriageway will improve journey times, ease congestion and significantly improve environmental conditions by enabling current through traffic to bypass the three towns.
When complete the bypass will be 5.3km long and will include three roundabouts, three junctions and eight bridges, including a landmark three-span viaduct over the environmentally sensitive Glaslyn estuary.