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

Organisation:
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.

Full list of schemes to be considered by the Roads Review Panel

South west Wales

No.

Strategic road network

1

M4 J43-47 Swansea

2

M4 J38-43 Port Talbot

3

A487 Fishguard to Cardigan

4

A40 Carmarthen to Llandeilo Corridor

5

A40 Carmarthen to St Clears

6

A4076 Haverfordwest

7

A48 Cross Hands to Pensarn Corridor (decision to be taken by Minister for Climate Change)

8

A48 Nantycaws Junction Improvement

South east Wales
No. Strategic road network

9

M4 J35-38 Bridgend

10

A4042 Southern Corridor, Pontypool to M4

11

Cardiff Eastern Transport Corridor

12

M4 Junction J32-35 & A470 Coryton to Merthyr Corridors Various Interventions

Mid Wales
No. Strategic road network

13

A487 Dorglwyd Comins Coch

14

A40 Millbrook Farm, Brecon

15

A44 Llangurig to Aberystwyth

16

A470 Alltmawr (Chapel House Farm)

17

A470 Caersws

18

A470 Llangurig

19

A470 Llanidloes

20

A470 Pont y Bat (Felinfach)

21

A487 Llanrhystyd

22

A487 Machynlleth

23

A494 Maesgammedd Road Junction Improvement

24

A487 North of Aberarth

25

A487 Rhiwstaerdywyll

North Wales
No. Strategic road network

26

A494 Lon Fawr Ruthin/ Corwen Road

27

A487 Llwyn Mafon

28

A483 Wrexham Bypass Junction 3 to 6

29

A5/ A483 Halton Roundabout

30

A55 At-grade crossing review

31

A55 J33b Ewloe to A494 Queensferry interchange corridor study

32

A55 - Junction 23 to 24 Corridor Study

33

A55 - Junction 24 to 29 Corridor Study

34

A55 - Junction 30 to 32a Corridor Study

35

A55 Junctions 14-16a (review completed)

36

A55 Slow moving vehicle over taking restrictions

37

A55 / A494 Network Resilience Study

38

Flintshire Corridor Improvement

39

Third Menai Crossing

Economic development
No. Strategic road network
40

Warren Hall, Flintshire (North Wales)

41

Llanfrechfa, Cwmbran (South East Wales)

42

Celtic Business Park, Fishguard (South West Wales)

Local transport fund/Resilience road fund

South west Wales
No. Strategic road network
43 Llanelli Urban and Coastal Belt Network Improvements
44 Carmarthenshire Strategic Public Transport Corridors
45 Cymmer Carriageway Improvements, Neath Port Talbot
46 Newgale Coastal Adaptation and A487 diversion scheme
47 Northern City Link Sustainable Transport Corridor, Swansea
South east Wales
No. Strategic road network
48

Aberbeeg Road, Blaenau Gwent

49

A469 Troedrhiwfuwch

50

Cynon Gateway North

51

Llanharan Bypass

52

Severn Tunnel Junction Access

North Wales
No. Strategic road network
53 NW Metro - Abergele Town Centre Congestion Improvement
54 NW Metro - Llandudno Congestion Improvement Phase 4
Other
No. Strategic road network
55 Chester-Broughton Growth Corridor (North Wales)

The A4119 Coed Ely Scheme will not be included in the review.