SH8278 : VMS on North Wales Expressway near to Mochdre

taken 2 years ago, near to Mochdre, Conwy, Great Britain

VMS on North Wales Expressway near to Mochdre
VMS on North Wales Expressway near to Mochdre
A variable message sign (VMS) on the A55 near Mochdre.
The North Wales Expressway (A55)
The A55, also known as the North Wales Expressway (Gwibffordd Gogledd Cymru), is the major road in North Wales running for 88 miles between Chester and Holyhead via Conwy and Bangor.

The A55 is a very high quality road, much of it rebuilt since the 1970s in response to traffic problems in Colwyn Bay, Colwyn and Llandudno caused by traffic having to pass through town centres on totally unsuitable streets, (especially in Conwy where lorries often scraped their paintwork as they passed through 12th century arches in the town's walls), leading to the construction of an east-west expressway bypassing the urban centres. It is a dual carriageway primary route for its entire length with the exception of the point where it crosses the Britannia Bridge over the Menai Strait. All of its junctions are grade separated except for two roundabouts; one east of Penmaenmawr and one in Llanfairfechan. The road originally ran from Chester to Bangor but was extended parallel to the A5 across Anglesey right into Holyhead Docks in 2001.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 24 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 23 February, 2018
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Road (from Tags)
A55 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 821 784 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.4024N 3:46.2013W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 821 785
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Trunk Road  Dual Carriageway  North Wales Expressway  VMS  Variable Message Sign  Matrix Sign 

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