J14/J15 Online Exhibition (Llanfairfechan)
Find out about the proposed scheme for A55 Junctions 14 and 15.
The Proposed Scheme
The Scheme proposes to remove the roundabout at Llanfairfechan, replacing it with a grade-separated junction, as well as minor improvements to Junction 14.
The proposed scheme comprises of:
- A height separated junction that would maintain the free flow of traffic along the A55 improving journey reliability and resilience.
- A traffic-light controlled junction arrangement to manage the traffic flow onto the A55 and Penmaenmawr Road. The junction will provide the benefit that it will reduce delays onto the A55 during peak periods and will provide a traffic calming effect for vehicles entering Llanfairfechan.
- Active Travel and Non-Motorised User improvements linking the centre of Llanfairfechan to the Promenade and the eastern side of Pendalar.
Landscape, townscape design features and environmental mitigation comprises of:
- Provision for a new gateway design for Llanfairfechan.
- New open space that would be landscaped and integrated into the street improvements on Penmaenmawr Road and Shore Road East.
- New noise barriers to minimise the impact on adjacent properties.
- Environmental mitigation planting around the junction to screen the views of the improvement works.
- Areas of public green space which would be enhanced with more generous verges and new tree and shrub planting.
You can find out more about the proposals by reading the Scheme Assessment Report and the Environmental Statement Non-Technical Summary, which can be found in the project Document library, or by exploring the Scheme Layout Plan and Environmental Master Plans (EMP). You can also see what the scheme might look like after construction by watching the fly-through. Due to the limited nature of the proposed improvement works, there is no draft Line/Slip Road Order, EMP or flythrough for Junction 14.
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Proposed Scheme Active Travel and NMU Improvements
The scheme proposals incorporate Active Travel and Non-Motorised Improvements which start in the centre of Llanfairfechan, at the junction between Penmaenmawr Road and Station Road, and end to the east of Mona Terrace where it rejoins the National Cycle Network Route 5 (NCNR5).
- Shared cycleway/footway to the south side of Penmaenmawr Road, on the route of the existing the NCNR5.
- New signal-controlled crossing adjacent to the school improving access to Shore Road East.
- Works to improve the accessibility of the Promenade to non-motorised users.
- Replacement footbridge at Pendalar, with ramps that provide improved access to the track and the coast.
- New length of shared cycleway/footway from the replacement footbridge. This would rise to pass to the north of Penmaenmawr Road at a lower level to Mona Terrace, where it would provide views over the A55 and the sea to the north, before re-joining the existing NCNR5 to the east.
Interactive scheme map
You can use the maps below to zoom in and explore the scheme. If you are unable to view the maps, copies of the proposed scheme plans can be found in the PDF of the exhibition in the Document library.
|1.||Minor improvement works to length and width of eastbound and westbound slip roads at Junction 14|
|2.||Furthest extent of footway/cycleway (NMU) improvements.|
|3.||Shared footway/cycleway to Llanfairfechan town centre along existing route of NCNR5.|
|4.||Replacement east and westbound bus laybys.|
|5.||New road crossing.|
|6.||Planted cut slope to accommodate realigned Penmaenmawr Road.|
|7.||Signal controlled junction and crossing at Penmaenmawr Road.|
|8.||No. 8 and 9 Penmaen View to be demolished.|
|9.||Stormwater attenuation to be fenced off.|
|10.||Reprofiled area to be reinstated as grassed playing fields.|
|11.||Landscaped open space along Shore Road East.|
|12.||Westbound sliproads on a raised embankment.|
|13.||Bridge over the A55 Trunk Road.|
|14.||Signal controlled junction for the eastbound carriageway of the A55.|
|15.||Eastbound sliproads on a viaduct structure.|
|16.||Improved connectivity from Road onto Promenade path for Non-Motorised Users.|
|17.||Shared footway / cycleway along Penmaenmawr Road.|
|18.||New crossing and replacement footbridge at Pendalar.|
|19.||Existing bus gate and bus layby to be closed.|
|20.||Area to be landscaped to accommodate new cycleway rising to pass in front of Mona Terrace within the trunk road boundary.|
|21.||New cycleway to join National Cycle Network Route 5.|
|22.||Road to be realigned adjacent to No. 85 Penmaenmawr Road and at the junction.|
|23.||Furthest extent of footway/cycleway (NMU) improvements.|
The Draft Orders
Copies of the plans for the draft Chester to Bangor Trunk Road (A55) Junctions 14 and 15 Improvement Realignment and Slip Roads Order, accompanying draft Side Road Order and draft Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) can be found below. To see a larger image, please click its thumbnail picture.
The draft Orders, schedules, tables that accompany these plans can be found on the project website. Hard copies can be viewed by appointment at a deposit location. Any person or organisation can object, make representations, support, suggest or comment on the published draft Orders. You can find out how to send us your response on the Submit Your Views page.
Junctions 14 and 15 draft Realignment and Slip Roads, Side Roads Order:
Your response, for the draft Chester to Bangor Trunk Road (A55) Junctions 14 and 15 Improvement Realignment and Slip Roads Order, and accompanying draft Side Road Order, should be sent to arrive at the Welsh Government no later than 7 May 2021, quoting reference qA1376607 and stating the grounds of objection.
- The Chester to Bangor Trunk Road (A55) (Junctions 14 and 15 Improvement Realignment and Slip Roads) Order 202-
- The Chester to Bangor Trunk Road (A55) (Junctions 14 and 15 Improvement Realignment and Slip Roads) (Side Roads) Order 202-
Junctions 14 and 15 draft Compulsory Purchase Order:
Your response, for the draft Chester to Bangor Trunk Road (A55) Junctions 14 and 15 Improvement Realignment and Slip Roads Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO), should be sent to arrive at the Welsh Government no later than 7 May 2021, quoting reference qA1376605 and stating the grounds of objection .
- The Welsh Ministers (The Chester to Bangor Trunk Road (A55) (Junctions 14 and 15 Improvement Realignment and Slip Roads)) Compulsory Purchase Order 202-
The Environmental Master Plan
The Environmental Master Plans (EMP) illustrate the environmental mitigation measures incorporated within the design of the Scheme, including details of the proposed landscape work. Further information can be found in the Environmental Statement or the Non-Technical Statement (NTS), in the Document library.
To see a larger image of the Environmental Master Plans below, please click its thumbnail picture.
Junction 14/15 Next Steps
Winter 2020/2021 Publication of draft Orders and the Environmental Statement
These will set out the land that would be required to build the Scheme and the environmental mitigation work that would be involved. It would detail local accesses and provision of Private Means of Access. You will then have the opportunity to formally object or support the Scheme or suggest an alternative.
Summer 2021 Potential Public Inquiry
If a Public Inquiry is required, an independent Inspector would hear evidence, in front of the public, from interested parties and stakeholders. The Inspector would make a recommendation to the Welsh Ministers on how to proceed.
Autumn 2021 Welsh Ministers decision to make the Orders
The Welsh Ministers would decide whether to make Orders and to go ahead with the construction of the project.
Autumn 2021 Appoint Design & Build (D&B) contractor subject to Welsh Ministers decision
Subject to the decision to proceed with the Scheme, the Contractor who will undertake the detailed design and build would be appointed by the Welsh Government.
Winter 2021/2022 Commence construction on site
Works to build the new junction 15 and other associated improvements would start.
Autumn 2023 junction 15 improvements open
The completed junction 15 improvement scheme at Llanfairfechan would open.
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