A497 road

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A497 road
Route information
Length: 20 mi (30 km)
Major junctions
West end: Nefyn, Gwynedd
  A499 A499 road
A487 A487 road
East end: Porthmadog, Gwynedd.
Road network

The A497 road is a non-primary road on the Llŷn peninsula in Gwynedd, north-west Wales.

The eastern terminus is a roundabout with the A487 in Porthmadog (52°55′40″N 4°08′00″W / 52.9278°N 4.1334°W / 52.9278; -4.1334 (A497 road (eastern end))). It runs west along the Cambrian Coast to Pwllheli then north to its western terminus at Nefyn (52°56′07″N 4°31′12″W / 52.9354°N 4.5201°W / 52.9354; -4.5201 (A497 road (western end))).

Substantial improvements have been made to the A497 between Abererch, a mile or so east of Pwllheli and Llanystumdwy, a mile west of Criccieth. The new stretch of road has vastly improved access, especially for larger vehicles, to the Llŷn peninsula from the south. It is intended by the Welsh Assembly Government to upgrade the road from Porthmadog to Pwllheli to a trunk road within the next few years.

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Coordinates: 52°54′35″N 4°19′51″W / 52.9098°N 4.3308°W / 52.9098; -4.3308 (A497 road)