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We have paused many of our road projects across Wales to carry out a review.

First published:
15 September 2021
Last updated:

What we are doing

We are carrying out a review of our support for increasing road capacity.

The following projects will not be affected by the review:

  • A40: Llanddewi Velfrey to Redstone Cross improvements
  • A465: Dowlais Top to Hirwaun (sections 5 and 6)
  • A465: Gilwern to Brynmawr (section 2)
  • A483: Llandeilo
  • A487: Caernarfon to Bontnewydd bypass
  • A487: new Dyfi bridge
  • A494: River Dee bridge
  • A55: Abergwyngregyn to Tai’r Meibion improvements
  • M4: junction 48 Hendy Pinch Point scheme.

Why are we doing it

In accordance with Llwybr Newydd, the Wales Transport Strategy we want to reduce Wales’s carbon footprint to protect people and wildlife from the climate emergency.

To do this, we need to reduce the number of journeys taken by private cars and increase the number of people walking, cycling and using public transport.

About the review process and what it will cover

We have appointed an independent panel to carry out the review. It will be Chaired by Dr Lynn Sloman MBE, a transport specialist based in Wales who has previously been part of the Lord Burns South East Wales Transport Commission and involved with development of the Wales Transport Strategy.

The Panel are asked to set out their appraisal method within 3 months and their final report within 9 months.