New cameras aimed at tackling speeding motorists are to be trialled on Rhuallt Hill.

Average speed cameras are to be installed after data collected between Thursday, March 8 and Sunday 27 found thousands of people breaking the legal limit whilst travelling down the A55 Rhuallt Hill westbound to improve safety in the area.

The radar system collected speed information from 394,326 vehicles and found that 217,642 had been travelling at speeds of more than 70mph on the westbound carriageway.

Transport secretary Ken Skates said: “Safety on our roads is an absolute priority and this latest data of vehicle speeds is clear proof why we are taking action on the A55 at Rhuallt Hill westbound.

“The number of vehicles found to be travelling beyond the speed threshold on this part of the carriageway is of great concern and the measures we will now put in place will improve the safety of the travelling public, help cut the amount of collisions in the area and strengthen the resilience of the A55."

Cameras and warning signs will be installed overnight, to prevent daytime lane closures, at J30 and J28 ,with one in between at J29, and will go live once the system has been fully tested later this month.