North West Wales

Minister agrees to Dolgellau bypass changes

Image caption Campaigners have been calling for a roundabout at Bala junction for years

Road safety campaigners are celebrating after Transport Minister Edwina Hart agreed to layout changes on a Gwynedd bypass after a series of crashes.

Mayor Delwyn Evans said he was glad the minister had listened to people's concerns regarding the A470 Dolgellau bypass.

In a letter, Ms Hart confirmed two new roundabouts will be created on the Tywyn and Bala junctions near the town.

Residents have held protests and raised petitions calling for layout changes.

At the moment there are temporary traffic lights in place near the two junctions.

The work is due to be completed by spring 2017.

Image copyright Louise Hughes
Image caption A494 junction with A470 on Dolgellau bypass

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