Impressive drone images shows major progress of the Caernarfon-Bontnewydd bypass

Cristopher Centers

Aerial footage of the new Caernarfon bypass in June Click to expand UP NEXT Incredible new drone images have captured the latest progress of construction work on the new Bontnewydd Caernarfon bypass. The new road, currently scheduled for completion by early 2022, will start at the Goat roundabout on the […]

Aerial footage of the new Caernarfon bypass in June

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Incredible new drone images have captured the latest progress of construction work on the new Bontnewydd Caernarfon bypass.

The new road, currently scheduled for completion by early 2022, will start at the Goat roundabout on the A499/A487 junction at Dinas and run to the Plas Menai roundabout near Y Felinheli.

The current route is prone to high congestion at peak times with traffic often coming to a standstill in numerous bottleneck sections of the A487 running towards Caernarfon.

The 9.8km route aims to address this issue and relieve commuters of long journeys over relatively short distances from their homes to their places of work.



Construction is expected to completed by 2022


© Glaslyn Hughes
Construction is expected to completed by 2022

The new images taken in September show how the groundwork is now in place for the next stage of the development.

The plinths that will hold up the road itself have been erected and mark the most visible development on site since June.

Ruthin-based contractors Jones Bros are in charge of building the bypass in a joint venture with international construction company Balfour Beatty.

Work started in earnest in June 2019, with the site coming forward in leaps and bounds since then.



The project is set to cost around £135m


© Glaslyn Hughes
The project is set to cost around £135m

A closer look shows how structures have been built into the heap seen in the previous photo.

The drone footage gives an idea of the scale of the operation, showing how tonnes of ground has been moved over the past few months.



a car driving down a dirt road: The Caernarfon bypass pictured in September, 2020.


© Glaslyn Hughes
The Caernarfon bypass pictured in September, 2020.

The bypass will run across a number of roads in the Caernarfon area which will remain open after construction is completed.

Work began back in February 2019. The project is currently scheduled for completion by early 2022.

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