ROAD closures will be in place to allow demolition of a landmark on Anglesey to take place.

The demolition of chimney stack at the old Anglesey Aluminium site will happen on March 20. The chimney has dominated the skyline for more than 50 years.

The work is set to impact the A55.

Traffic Wales North and Mid said: "A55 between J1 and J3 in both directions March 20 day time works.

"Lane one Westbound and Lane two Eastbound closures will be in place to allow Anglesey Chimney Demolition work.

"Eastbound J2 entry slip will be closed for a short duration between 10am and 4pm."

As part of a prize draw, which is raising funds for the RNLI, in memory of Holyhead RNLI volunteer crew member Iwan Williams, a member of the public will be given the opportunity to bring down the chimney and press the button signalling the demolition. 


Now remained Prosperity Parc, the land is owned by Swedish shipping line company Stena Line, one of the largest ferry operators.

The area has been designated as one of the specific customs and tax sites within the new Anglesey Freeport and represents a "prime opportunity" for new businesses looking to invest in the island. 

Ian Davies, Head of UK Port Authorities for Stena Line, said: "This is a brilliant opportunity for communities across Anglesey to play their part in a historic moment for the island.

"The demolition of the chimney at Prosperity Parc marks an exciting next chapter in the development of the site, securing the site's future and ensuring it is ready for the next generation of investment."

Tickets for the prize draw are on sale until Monday, March 18. The winner will be drawn early next week.

To enter, readers can visit: