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Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the current progress of work on the A55 dual carriageway and on the provision of bypasses around the five villages on Anglesey on the A5.

We are continuing to make good progress with the upgrading of the A55. Eleven sections have been completed to date, including the Colwyn Bay bypass which was fully opened to traffic in June. Construction is presently underway on the Holywell and Bodelwyddan bypasses. Tenders for the Penmaenbach-Dwygyfylchi improvement have been invited and construction is expected to start early in the new year. Preparation of the remaining stages of the improvement programme is well in hand.On bypasses on the A5 in Anglesey the report of the consulting engineers is still expected by the end of the year.