Welsh Government Traffic Officers are deployed to cover the area of the A55/A494/A550 dual carriageway corridor from the A55 Britannia Bridge to the English Border at Sealand and Broughton.
The Traffic Officers are trained to a high standard in everything from safety to dealing with customers, traffic management and the use of technology. Where incidents occur, our police colleagues still retain their role in investigating crime, but we are there to help with coordinating the resources of the other emergency services, managing the traffic and re-opening routes as soon as it is safe to do so.
Dispatched from the North Wales Traffic Management Centre, Conwy we work with Welsh Government’s information service to keep the public informed through use of the electronic message signs and by supplying information for local travel reports.
Three vehicles double manned are deployed to operate between 0600hrs to 2000hrs working to reduce incident related congestion, improve journey time reliability, improve safety and free up police resources to focus on criminal activity.
By clearing incidents quickly, Traffic Officers reduce the impact of incident related congestion and also reduce the risk of secondary incidents.