Balfour Beatty, in a joint venture with Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK, will commence work on the Caernarfon and Bontnewydd Bypass in Wales, UK.
Balfour Beatty Jones Bros will construct a 9.8km bypass between Caernarfon and Bontnewydd in North Wales, which is expected to improve journey times and reliability, as well as reduce traffic congestion.
Balfour Beatty Jones Bros secured the Early Contractor Involvement contract in 2015 and has been working with the Welsh government to participate in the development of the scheme, mitigate risks and provide a cost-effective design solution.
Balfour Beatty regional North and Midlands business managing director Thomas Edgcumbe said: “Today marks a significant milestone in the delivery of a scheme which on completion will provide significant benefits to the economic landscape in Wales.
“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 expected to be completed in 2021.
Balfour Beatty Jones Bros will provide several local employment opportunities, with more than 200 operatives and delivery staff expected at the peak of construction.
Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK contracts director Hefin Lloyd-Davies said: “The progression of the contract is pleasing and we’re looking forward to providing benefits to the region including jobs, training, and skills.
“We have a proud history of not only delivering high profile projects in a joint venture with Balfour Beatty, but caring about the communities in which we operate.”
Transport Minister Ken Skates said: “I’m pleased to announce Balfour Beatty and Jones Bros will be working together to construct this significant development in North West Wales.
“The Welsh Government is investing substantially in the Caernarfon and Bontnewydd bypass which will make a real difference to communities in the area as well as the travelling public.
“Design and development work continues at speed and construction will begin shortly.”
Image: Balfour Beatty JV to build Caernarfon and Bontnewydd Bypass in UK. Photo: Courtesy of Diego Jimenez on Unsplash.