Bypass newsletter rolls off the press and into homes12th Jul 2011

THE latest edition of the Porthmadog bypass community newsletter has been printed and is now being delivered to hundreds of homes in the area.

Packed with news and features, the 16-page bilingual publication is part of the bypass partnership’s efforts to keep the community informed as the £35m scheme progresses.
Free copies will be available from Porthmadog Library, Tourist Information Centre and nearby post offices – as well as the visitor centre in the bypass team’s main Stryd Fawr compound.

The 5.3km Porthmadog, Minffordd and Tremadog bypass is being built for the Welsh Government by a joint venture partnership of Balfour Beatty and Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK.

The new section of the A487 carriageway will improve journey times, ease congestion and significantly improve environmental conditions by enabling current through traffic to bypass Porthmadog and the two villages.

Project manager Wyn Daniels said: “The bypass team is committed to keeping the local community fully informed on the progress we are making.

“As well as providing a progress report, the newsletter has a behind the scenes look at the visit of one of Europe’s largest mobile cranes and some spectacular aerial views taken from a flyover of the new bypass.”

To request a copy contact Alun Jones, public liaison officer for the bypass project, on
0800 0321 447 or alunjones@gwynedd.gov.uk. Electronic copies of the newsletter can also be obtained from this email address.