Highways Wales – the Welsh Government highways agency – has warned drivers heading to the North Wales coast to plan ahead and ‘leave plenty of time for your journey’ due to congestion.
A huge queue has built up on the westbound carriageway from the roadworks at Junction 23, Llanddulas back down the A55 as far as Bodelwyddan.
Highways Wales tweeted:
If you intend on travelling this afternoon please leave plenty of time for your journey.”
According to traffic data, there is six and a half miles of stationary traffic up to the Llanddulas roadworks with delays quoted at over an hour.
Work is taking place on the Kneeshaw Lupton underbridge on a 24 hours a day, seven days a week basis to ensure it is completed before the schools half term.
Due to the nature of the work which includes hydro-demolition and deck preparation, two-metre high boards have been installed with work taking place behind these.
A 40mph speed restriction will be in place through the contraflow system whilst work is carried out.