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Green light given for new £1 billion motorway in Wales

Date: 21/07/2014 10:38:32
Category: Car tracking
Author: Jack Stanton

Congestion in south Wales is set to be eased as plans for a new motorway costing £1 billion have been approved.

The new road, which will offer some relief to the M4 around Newport, was given the go-ahead by the Welsh government and confirmed by Welsh Transport Minister Edwina Hart at an Assembly Members meeting, reports uk.cars.yahoo.com.

It has already been described as "one of the most important road schemes in the UK" by Chancellor George Osborne and, if all plans go ahead, the motorway will become the largest capital investment programme ever put into action by the Welsh government.

Expected to be completed by spring of 2022, the road will run between Junctions 23 and 29 and introduce a new bridge. Although the plans are not without their share of controversy - Plaid Cymru transport spokesman Rhun ap lorwerth believes an alternative £400 million route would better solve the problem - supporters are confident the new road will boost Welsh jobs, as well as improving transport and congestion.

Byron Davies, the Conservative shadow transport minister, told walesonline.co.uk: "A long time coming, today's announcement at least shows progress and willing - finally. Make no mistake - the spades must start digging and businesses and travellers given the relief so sorely needed.

"Welsh Conservatives have long called for M4 relief - and, while this must happen swiftly, it must happen appropriately."

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