M4 Improvements proposed

M4 Improvements proposed

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation document today on its plan to improve the M4 corridor around Newport.

Edwina Hart, the Principality’s Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, said: ‘Traffic congestion and unreliable journey times, particularly during rush hour are common occurrences on the M4 around Newport. The Welsh Government is committed to addressing capacity and resilience problems on this important artery, which is widely recognised as essential to the Welsh economy.

‘Building upon the work done in the M4 Corridor Enhancement Measures Consultation, we are now consulting on a draft plan and associated assessments.’

 

If the plan goes ahead its main feature will be to provide a six-lane motorway between Junction 23 at Magor, and Junction 29 which serves Castleton on the southern side of the city.

 

The existing M4 between Magor and Castleton, which the favoured route would replace, would be downgraded to an A road. A single carriageway road between the M48 and B4245 would also be built.

Two alternative routes are included in the consultation and there is also an analysis of the effects of not carrying out any improvements. The cost of the favoured plan is reckoned at about £1,000m.

The proposals form part of the Welsh Government’s focus on providing better east to west communications to stimulate growth by better links between Wales, the rest of the country and Europe.

The consultation will end on 16th December 2013.

Please rate

Comments 

Name
Email
  Ctrl + Enter

Most Read

HS2 starts work on UK’s longest railway bridge

HS2 starts work on UK’s longest railway bridge

The Colne Valley Viaduct will be the UK’s longest railway bridge, stretching for more than two miles across a series of lakes and waterways between Hillingdon and the M25.   The railway bridge is designed to improve rail links between London, Birmingham and North, help

Ovarro pollution early-warning technology chosen by Anglian Water

Ovarro pollution early-warning technology chosen by Anglian Water

In a world-first, the UK utility is implementing early-warning system BurstDetect from technology company Ovarro, as part of its drive to eliminate serious pollution events in its region by 2025.   Through a dashboard, BurstDetect provides an overview of system status together with current

A smarter focus on wastewater flows and levels

A smarter focus on wastewater flows and levels

The Government has just concluded its consultation on developing a Storm Overflow Discharge Reduction Plan (SORP). Andy Godley, from the Water Research Centre (WRc), looks at the latest developments in wastewater flows and levels.   It is difficult to argue with the sentiments behind the

This website uses cookies to enhance your user experience. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of these cookies. See our Cookie Policy.