ROADS and traffic management systems in a Conwy market town could be transformed following a public consultation.  

The exact nature of Abergele’s traffic management scheme is yet to be announced, but Conwy County Council has confirmed the public consultation will take place after the forthcoming election. 

In 2017, Conwy County Council commissioned Atkins to assess the town centre junctions and traffic light systems, the report concluding that the current system is ‘at capacity with current volumes’.  

A separate assessment and town centre study was also carried out by Chris Jones Regeneration, focusing on the High Street and the relationship between the parks, beach, and commercial centre.  

As part of this study, drop-in sessions and community participation events were organised to gather public feedback, and this information was incorporated into the Abergele Place Plan Framework as part of Conwy’s Local Development Plan for the county.  


Listed in the Abergele Place Plan is a town centre traffic management scheme, which lists improvements to bus shelters, signage, and footpaths.  

The report also proposes improved traffic light systems, cycle provisions, and public transport links, giving greater priority to walking and cycling on Rhuddlan Road.  

The plan also lists traffic calming measures and directional signage, citing money from local developers, Welsh Government, and the council as possible funding pots.  

The plan would also likely incorporate changes to both off-street and on-street parking in the hope of welcoming visitors.  

The report also suggests improvements to Sea Road and the bridge over the A55, including reopening two-way traffic.  

A spokeswoman for Conwy County Council commented: “Traffic management in the town centre was identified as a priority in the Abergele Place Plan Framework in 2019, and a specific project was set up to develop a Town Centre Traffic Management Scheme. 

“This project is on-going, and we’re currently looking at the potential options for the town (in accordance with the Welsh Transport Appraisal Guidance). 

“We’re continuing to work with interested parties and specialists, with a view to setting out a full programme as soon as possible, which will include public consultation.”