HC Deb 08 April 1982 vol 21 cc429-30W
Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the cause of the large cavity in the A55 trunk road at the Holway, Holywell; what steps are being taken to reopen the road; what is his estimate of the reopening time and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Roberts

Investigations indicate that the collapse was due to the presence of an old mine shaft which will have to be capped. Work started on Monday 5 April and is expected to take four weeks. A Bailey bridge was opened on 4 April, which allows single-way working.

Mr. Michael Roberts

Responsibility for making access agreements rests with the Snowdonia National Park Authority. I understand from it that negotiations are taking place with individual farmers in the area with a view to arranging suitable agreements.

The park authority is also continuing its discussions with the Aran Society and has reached agreement with it for a guided walk in the area.

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