A487 Porthmadog Bypass

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Type
Bypass or realignment for use by all traffic
Status
Completed
Authority
Welsh Assembly
Cost
£ 35m
Finance
Unknown
Timescale
2010-2011
Length
5.2 km (3.2 miles)

Scheme Outline

Work on the long awaited Porthmadog Bypass started in February 2010 - the new stretch of the A487 will also bypass the villages of Minfford and Tremadog.

The contractors are Balfour Beatty and local firm Jones Bros. (of Ruthin).

The scheme was opened on 17th Oct 2011.

Progress

2 November 2010 The official project website is now available, with details of construction progress and traffic management.
30 September 2011 More than 2,000 local residents walked a 4 km stretch of the new road on 25 September 2011. The official opening is scheduled to take place before the end of the year.
17 October 2011 The new road was officially opened today.

More information

News story
wales.gov.uk/.../100129porthmadogbypass/?lang=en
Official website
porthmadogbypass.co.uk/
News story
wales.gov.uk/newsroom/.../111017porthmadog/

It's over!

This scheme has been completed, so it's no longer possible to edit any of the information on this page.

With thanks to Martin Stone and Michael Pritchard for information on this page.

This scheme was last updated on 18 October 2011.