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2 What are “Pinch Points” PPinch Points are areas identified on the Highways Agency network of roads that experience high levels of congestion TThe Pinch Point Programme (PPP) was set-up as part of the Government’s initiative to deliver improvements to the strategic road network and promote improved traffic flows and stimulate economic growth TThe Highway Agency was allocated £300m to deliver these improvements during the period AAs the service provider for Area 10, Balfour Beatty Mott McDonald are charged with delivering the scheme

3 A55/A483 Pinch Point  A55/A483 junction is an essential connection between North Wales and northwest England Existing problems include:  congestion at the junction  significant queues and delays at peak times  safety issues  accidents associated with the existing layout

4 A55/A483 Pinch Point - Improvements Improvements being introduced include:  Providing additional lanes on Posthouse Roundabout  Providing additional lane on A55 Westbound exit slip  New traffic signal junction at Rough Hill  Change roundabout to traffic signals at Wrexham Road  Installation of a new footbridge  Improved street lighting and barriers Timescale – September 2014 to March 2015

5 A55/A483 Pinch Point - Benefits The aims of the scheme are to:  Help reduce daily congestion  Reduce journey times  Improve safety  Stimulate the local economy

6 Overview of the scheme Posthouse Roundabout Rough Hill Junction Wrexham Road Junction Chester Wrexham

7 Timescales From 15 th September 2014 to 31 st March 2015  Phase 1 – Install New Traffic Signals With Right Turn Into Rough Hill – September 15 th to October  Phase 2 – Remove Wrexham Road Roundabout and Install New Traffic Signals – October to January  Phase 3 – New Footbridge Across the A55 – November to Christmas  Phase 4 – Widening on Roundabout and Slip Road – January to March

8 Rough Hill Junction New Right Turn Into Rough Hill New Traffic Signals With Pedestrian Crossings New Footpath Chester Wrexham

9 Wrexham Road Junction New Left Turn Into Wrexham Road Traffic Signal Controller and Maintenance Layby New Traffic Signals Chester Wrexham Pulford

10 A55/A483 Roundabout Additional 4 th Lane New Footbridge Additional 4 th lane Additional 4 th lane and new traffic signals Chester Manchester Wrexham

11 A55 Westbound Off Slip Additional 4 th lane New ‘Tiger-Tail’ road marking to separate traffic flows Manchester

12 Phase 1 – Rough Hill  Timescale – From September 2014 to October 2014  Works – Installation of traffic signals with right-turn facility into Rough Hill  Road Closures – Overnight closures of A483 between J7 and A55 J37 from Monday to Friday 9pm to 5am (7am at weekends if needed)  Diversions will be signed well in advance

13 Phase 2 – New Pulford Junction  Timescale – October 2014 to January 2015  Works ;  Removal of roundabout  New drainage system  Raising of carriageway levels  Installation of new signalised junction  Road Closures – Overnight closures of A483 between J7 and A55 J37 from Monday to Friday 9pm to 5am (7am at weekends if needed)

14 Important Information for residents in Pulford and Rossett  Whilst this junction is being constructed there will be;  No exit from Wrexham Road onto the A483  No right turn into Wrexham Road from the A483  Access to the A483 will be via J7 at Rossett  We know this may cause problems for residents but the drainage works we need to carry out cannot be done safely any other way  We are building a new link from the A483 into Wrexham Road to maintain access throughout the day

15 Phase 3 – New Footbridge  Timescale – November 2014 to December 2014  Works – Installation of new footbridge for pedestrians and cyclists across the A55  Road Closures - Overnight closures of A55 between J35 and J38 from Monday to Friday 9pm to 5am (7am at weekends if needed)  Diversions will be signed well in advance of the closures

16 Phase 4 – Roundabout and slip roads  Timescale – January 2014 to March 2015  Works – Widening of lanes and reconfiguration of existing roads  Road Closures – Partial overnight closures of A55/A483 from Monday to Friday 9pm to 5am (7am at weekends if needed)  Diversions will be signed well in advance of the closures

17 Phase 4 – Roundabout and slip roads  Timescale – January 2014 to March 2015  Works – Widening of lanes and reconfiguration of existing roads  Road Closures – Partial overnight closures of A55/A483 from Monday to Friday 9pm to 5am (7am at weekends if needed)  Lane closures on A55 Westbound exit and the A55 mainline  These lane closures may increase queues slightly during construction but they are necessary for safety, both yours and ours

18 On Line Details & Updates HA Website address - Twitter account – Highway Agency North West Drop in Centre – open every Monday morning from 10.00am until am at the site offices at the Rough Hill Junction

19 Contacts Highway Agency Information Line – or Balfour Beatty Mott McDonald - Area 10 – or


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