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Works begin on £135M Welsh bypass

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Works on the Caernarfon and Bontnewydd bypass in North Wales are set to commence as the joint venture by Balfour Beatty and Jones Bros gets underway. 

The new £135M, 9.8km bypass will significantly improve journey times and reliability, as well as reduce traffic congestion. 

Having been awarded the Early Contractor Involvement contract in 2015, a JV between Balfour Beatty Jones Bros has worked closely with the Welsh Government to fully participate in the development of the scheme, mitigate risks and ultimately provide the most cost-effective design solution. 

A previous joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Jones Bros delivered the £35M A487 Porthmadog, Minffordd and Tremadog bypass, also in Wales, ahead of schedule and on-budget in 2011.  

Balfour Beatty regional north and midlands business managing director Thomas Edgcumbe said that the two companies successful history of joint ventures gave confidence to their latest contract.  

“Today marks a significant milestone in the delivery of a scheme which on completion will provide significant benefits to the economic landscape in Wales,” he said. 

“Having worked with Jones Bros and the Welsh Government on a number of ongoing and historic projects, we are confident that we will successfully deliver this highly anticipated scheme to schedule and leave behind a lasting, positive legacy for the local community.” 

Works are due to commence this winter, with completion expected in spring 2021. 

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