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Balfour Beatty / Jones Bros team wins £34m North Wales road job

27 Jan 10 A joint venture between Balfour Beatty and local civil engineering contractor Jones Bros has been awarded the £34.4m Porthmadog bypass scheme.

A joint venture between Balfour Beatty and local civil engineering contractor Jones Bros has been awarded the £34.4m Porthmadog bypass contract.

Client for the 4.8km scheme is the Welsh Assembly.

Construction work on the new section of the A487 in Gwynedd is expected to take two years, with up to 100 people working on site.

The new road will take traffic away from the busy town of Porthmadog and the villages of Tremadog and Minfordd. It will start near the western end of Tremadog. A new roundabout on the existing A487/A498 junction will be built and the road leads around the village to a new roundabout near Bodawen.

From Bodawen the route climbs to pass over the Welsh Highland Railway and then past the football club before continuing on an embankment parallel with the Cambrian Coast railway line.

The route joins the existing A487 at a roundabout between the Ffestiniog Railway station at Minffordd and the Bron y Garth Hospital.

* In nearby Tywyn, Jones Bros has been awareded a £6m sea defence project.  Around 62,000 tonnes of rock will be imported to the area to strengthen the resort’s coastal defences.

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