A499 road

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Route information
Length: 23.4 mi (37.7 km)
Major junctions
North end: A487 A487 road
  A497 A497 road
South end: Abersoch
Road network

The A499 road is the major road of the Llŷn peninsula in North Wales.

Its northern terminus is a roundabout with the A487 trunk road between Llanwnda and Llandwrog (53°05′41″N 4°16′57″W / 53.0948°N 4.2824°W / 53.0948; -4.2824 (A499 road (northern end))). It then runs south-westerly along the northern coast of the peninsula, through Clynnog Fawr then turns inland crossing the peninsula to meet the southern coast at Pwllheli, it then follows that southern coast to terminate at Abersoch (52°49′22″N 4°30′19″W / 52.8227°N 4.5054°W / 52.8227; -4.5054 (A499 road (southern end))).

The total length is 23.4 miles. At no point is it a trunk road, although the Welsh Assembly has considered upgrading its status.[1][2]


Work started in February 2008 to upgrade the road between Aberdesach and Llanaelhaearn and also bypass Clynnog Fawr. This work is expected to complete in Summer 2009.[3] Previous work in 2006/2007 had cleared the new route of trees and erected boundary fencing.

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Coordinates: 52°58′16″N 4°24′03″W / 52.9711°N 4.4009°W / 52.9711; -4.4009 (A499 road)