The Welsh government has announced that it is to provide an additional £75,000 of funding for slope stabilisation work on the A545 in Beaumaris to improve resilience on the route.
The funding is in addition to £374,000 announced last month by the Welsh government to support the local authority with repair costs caused by extreme weather in November 2017 that triggered ground movement which closed the route for several days.
Funding is also being provided by the local authorities with £60,000 pledged by Beaumaris Town Council and a further £24,000 from Isle of Anglesey County Council.
Welsh government transport secretary Ken Skates said: “Ensuring roads throughout Wales are safe is an absolute priority for the Welsh government. I’m pleased the £75,000 grant from our Local Transport Fund will enable works which will improve the A545 bringing greater security to people in the area and helping safeguard the route in the event of future severe weather conditions.
“Developing stronger regional partnerships is an important part of our new Economic Action Plan and I am pleased we are working in collaboration with Isle of Anglesey County Council and Beaumaris Town Council to deliver this essential work.”
Anglesey Council highways portfolio holder Bob Parry welcomed the announcement. “This is positive news for Beaumaris and the local community,” he said. “Despite the County Council’s best efforts, landslides have badly hit this important strategic route in recent years. They have caused untold traffic congestion; hit residents and, in particular, local businesses hard.”