Price we paid bowing to [...]; LETTERS.
Price we paid bowing to the do-gooders I REFER to your article in the Post last Saturday "A55 was built non the cheap...".
It appears our First Minister is unaware of the proposals put forward by the Welsh Office that envisaged a totally new route for a "Special Road" between Llanddulas and Llanfairfechan that would have provided a new highway, with limited access, completely separate from the existing A55. This would have left the existing A55 as a local road serving local traqffic.
Unfortunately a lengthy public inquiry at which objectors considered that there would be serious detriment to the views of Conwy Castle should a bridge be built on the Llanwrst side of the existing bridges.
The Secretary of State, at the time, was so fed-up with the the pressure of the "do-gooders" that he confirmed the route between Llanddulas and Llandudno Junction leaving the remainder to be further considered.
This further consideration resulted in the appeasemen of the "do-gooders" and the tunnel under the River Conwy constructed. The cost of this tunnel was the highest of any similar length of trunk road on Wales.
It seems that the views of a monument to the subjugation of North Wales overode the needs of North Wales.
D.Spencer Rogers, via email