Posted: Tue 13th Feb 2024

Flintshire: Congestion on A55 due to ongoing roadworks

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales

There are delays on the A55 Eastbound between J34 Ewloe Loop and J36A Broughton Retail Park due to ongoing roadworks.

Drivers are facing delays this morning of around 14 minutes according to traffic sensors.

Motorists using this stretch of A55 have been warned to prepare for a series of lane closures over the next few weeks as essential maintenance work takes place on the main route between Cheshire and Flintshire.

The project, focusing on the section between Junction 36 Broughton and the border between England and Wales, aims to address critical issues with the underlying concrete bays and the road surface.

Resurfacing work has commenced on the eastbound side this week, and will last until 3 March.

This period will see a mix of overnight weekday closures, weekend closures, and daytime lane restrictions.

Specific closures include:

  • Overnight closures eastbound from Junction 36 Warren Interchange to Junction 36A Broughton Retail Park, from 20:00 to 06:00 on weekdays between 11 February and 23 February.
  • Weekend closures from 20:00 on 16 February to 06:00 on 19 February, and again from 20:00 on 23 February to 20:00 on 25 February, extending to 3 March at 06:00.
  • Daytime lane closures from 06:00 on 12 February to 20:00 on 2 March, from Junction 35 Dobshill to Junction 38 Posthouse.

These improvements are expected to result in a quieter road surface, increased safety, and fewer unplanned closures for emergency repairs. ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌‌‌​‍‌​​​‌​‌‌‍‌​​​‌‌​‌‍‌​​‌‌‌‌​‍‌​​‌‌‌​​‍‌​​‌​‌​​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​​‌‌​‌​‍‌​​‌‌‌​​‍‌‌​​‌‌​‌‍‌‌​​‌‌​​

Traffic Wales said: “Since January 2020, we have done about 98 temporary road repairs on this section.” ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌‌‌​‍‌​​​‌​‌‌‍‌​​​‌‌​‌‍‌​​‌‌‌‌​‍‌​​‌‌‌​​‍‌​​‌​‌​​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​​‌‌​‌​‍‌​​‌‌‌​​‍‌‌​​‌‌​‌‍‌‌​​‌‌​​

“More than half of these repairs were done during the day with rolling roadblocks and overnight. Doing this work now will reduce daytime disruption from roadblocks and from overnight closure.” ‌​‌‌​​​‌‍‌​‌​‌‌‌​‍‌​​​‌​‌‌‍‌​​​‌‌​‌‍‌​​‌‌‌‌​‍‌​​‌‌‌​​‍‌​​‌​‌​​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​​‌‌​‌​‍‌​​‌‌‌​​‍‌‌​​‌‌​‌‍‌‌​​‌‌​​

Diversion information for overnight closures.

Short diversion 11- 23 February

Long diversion 25 February – 3 March

The exact dates of the roadworks are subject to change and are dependent on the weather.

Traffic Wales has produced a Frequently Asked Questions page on the impending works, you can find it here.

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