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« Reply #990 on: May 15, 2019, 02:59:48 PM »
Sychnant Pass Road closure from 8.00 Tuesday 28th May reopens 17.00 Thursday 30th May, for urgent repair work to the cattle grid. The road will be closed to vehicles & walkers between Coet Mor Farm & Tyrau Duon.

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« Reply #991 on: May 22, 2019, 03:51:08 PM »
One for the diary...................

A stretch of the A55 will be closed for five weeks later this year as "vital" bridge repair works continue.

The Welsh Government has announced the second phase of a scheme to fix the Kneeshaw Lupton bridge at Llanddulas will begin on Sunday, September 8.
A contraflow system will be in place 24 hours a day, with a single lane of traffic in each direction of the westbound carriageway being installed between Llanddulas and Old Colwyn .
The eastbound carriageway will be closed while the work is carried out.
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« Reply #992 on: May 24, 2019, 12:24:19 PM »
There have been various discussions on the forum, regarding speed, this article raises the question again, this time reducing the residential
speed to 20MPH nationwide, the poll is saying 80% against reduction...........  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login


Bearing in mind these austere times this paragraph in the piece stunned me............    "Across this whole Assembly term, my colleague Ken Skates has provided hundreds of millions of pounds for small area 20mph zones.       $angry$

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« Reply #993 on: May 30, 2019, 05:05:04 PM »
Traffic Warden drives the wrong way in a one way street in Old Colwyn.       One rule for them and one rule for us but this is not the first time that a Traffic Warden in Old Colwyn has broken the rules in order to dish out parking fines to the general public


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« Reply #994 on: June 13, 2019, 01:03:43 PM »
List of roads closed in N Wales due to flooding


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« Reply #995 on: June 22, 2019, 09:42:19 AM »
Almost 10,000 motorists have been caught speeding in just one year by cameras installed on a stretch of the A55.

According to the figures, if all the speeding motorists were given the minimum £100 fine, the cameras would have brought in £963,700 from speeding drivers.

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« Reply #996 on: June 22, 2019, 10:43:15 AM »
Interesting comments below the article:

"Dave says:

I did an FOI request on these figures. Only 14% of the speeding vehicles were above 79mph (the 10% plus 2). As for safety, since 2005 only once has there been an accident where excess speed was deemed a factor.

There are 4 identified accident blackspots on the A55 and Rhuallt Hill isn't one of them! However it is the only one making money for the Welsh Government. Go figure!"
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« Reply #997 on: June 22, 2019, 02:34:40 PM »
There are many in powerful places that won't be happy until all cars are electric, maximum speed 20mph and we have to employ someone with a red flag to walk in front of them.  That way there would be no tax collected from fuel sales or speeding fines, but there will be no dole queues or people gaining all sorts of unemplyment benefits, and no need to maintain roads, so the books will balance.

Fortunately, I probably won't be here to see that day.

It isn't speed that causes accidents - it's something else, usually driver error or sometimes mechanical failure - speed has an effect on the outcome but is not the only reason for an incident - there have been fatalties at less than 30mph and equally people have walked away from 100mph incidents.  If speed was the cause then surely many of those who were deemed to have been over the limit would have been involved in an incident - it seems none, or very few at least, were.

Drive safely - concentrate on what is front of (and around) you, instead of watching your dashboard.

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« Reply #998 on: June 22, 2019, 04:21:50 PM »
I read the article posted by Steve and read a comment by Dave which was   " I did an FOI request on these figures. Only 14% of the speeding vehicles were above 79mph (the 10% plus 2). As for safety, since 2005 only once has there been an accident where excess speed was deemed a factor. "
It's totally irrelevant,  even if the speed limit was 90 mph you will still get people breaking the speed limit
The speed limit in the UK is 70 mph whether you like it or not and the law applies to Lewis Hamilton as it also does to Joe Public
What those motorists did was illegal, they broke the law,it's as simple as that so they can't complain afterwards as there are enough road signs about
Even is all cars were fitted with a cruise control you would still get people not using it and think that they can get away with breaking the law, perhaps those drivers will think twice before breaking the speed limit again

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« Reply #999 on: June 22, 2019, 10:22:02 PM »
I have just returned from a trip down, and back up,  the A470 in the Conwy Valley.

The A470 from Llanrwst to Betws-y-Coed is now subject to a "temporary" 30mph speed limit.  There were not many vehicles on the road.

I am informed this is so that motorists become used to the 30mph limit that will be imposed when the Eisteddfod is on - I suspect when it is on you won't be able to move at more than 30mph anyway due to congestion.

So, why the 30mph limit now?

Beggars belief.

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« Reply #1000 on: June 23, 2019, 09:05:10 AM »
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I am informed this is so that motorists become used to the 30mph limit that will be imposed when the Eisteddfod is on - I suspect when it is on you won't be able to move at more than 30mph anyway due to congestion.

 _))* _))* _))*  So true, so very, very true.
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« Reply #1001 on: June 23, 2019, 06:11:15 PM »
There was an accident at the Black Cat roundabout involving a motorbike

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Re: Roads in the area...... Col.Bay Old Highway closing for repairs
« Reply #1002 on: June 25, 2019, 06:17:24 PM »
Colwyn Bay road to shut for week for tree work                                        ref DP
The Old Highway will be shut for five days from 8.30am to 5pm

The Old Highway in Colwyn bay is set to close for a week in July for tree safety work.

The road will be shut from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm each day from July 1 until July 5 between Rhiw road and Pwllycrochan Woods, during this period the road will be closed to both pedestrians and motorists.

The council have also warned that for work to be completed safely the woodland path that runs parallel with the Old Highway will also be closed to pedestrians.
There will be no access from Pen y Bryn Road onto the Old Highway.

Conwy council said local residents have been informed of the closure and they are urging motorists to find an alternative route and to allow extra time to their journey.

A council spokesperson said they are asking residents not to park on the Old Highway in the days leading up to the work or during its completion.
The essential work is scheduled to increase safety along the tree line of the Pwllycrochan Woods Nature Reserve following a number of incidents involving tree safety.

"We survey roadside trees on a scheduled basis and take action where safety work is needed."
Two weeks ago a branch fell  onto the Old Highway and blocked it to traffic.
Residents can report any tree safety issues or causes of concern to the local council or to the non-emergency police number 101.


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« Reply #1003 on: July 03, 2019, 09:56:11 AM »
New images of A55 junction plans revealed
The Welsh Government's preferred option includes an overbridge, and new slip roads would be constructed.

New images showing the preferred options for the replacement of two roundabouts on the A55 have been published by the Welsh Government.
The £26m project aims to remove the two roundabouts at junctions 15 and 16 and replace them with upgraded junctions.
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« Reply #1004 on: July 10, 2019, 12:19:15 PM »
As the date of the Eisteddfod in Llanrwst nears, the traffic arrangements are going to cause problems for local residents - to put it mildly.

From Conwy's website:

"The event is to be held alongside the A470 on land to the south of Llanrwst town centre, and arrangement have been put in place in order to avoid directing vehicles through the town’s narrow streets.

A special traffic management system will be in place of the Eisteddfod week which will limit the use of some roads in order to maintain traffic flow.  This will include implementing a one-way system over Llanrwst bridge which will be available to those traveling away from the town only."

Apart from the lamentable English ("in place of the Eisteddfod week" should read "in place during the Eisteddfod week" while "traveling" is spelt "travelling" and "arrangement" should read "arrangements")  which makes one wonder if they have anyone with even basic literacy employed to check, this is going to  cause a great deal of inconvenience for those living in Trefriw.

Combine that with the usual influx of visitors to the area and it seems a recipe for disaster. However, good organisation from a Council that makes three basic errors in five lines of text is probably too much to hope for and is ample justification of the low opinion many local people have of the calamitous CCBC.
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