M4 relief road

DfT still keen on M4 bypass...in Wales

26/08/2021

The UK Government could still overrule the devolved administration in Wales over plans for a new route for the M4 near Newport following the rebranding of England’s strategic roads operator as ‘National Highways’.

M4 commission: COVID provides space for 'network of alternatives'

20/07/2020

Disruption caused by COVID-19 provides a ‘breathing space’ for large road schemes to be reconsidered and alternatives put in place, the South East Wales Transport Commission has argued in its ‘Emerging Conclusions’ report.

‘Reimagine travel,' says commissioner after new M4 options rethink

19/06/2020

One of the chief critics of abortive plans to build a relief road for the M4 at Newport has welcomed news that the body looking at alternatives will now review its own work to take account of the impacts of COVID-19.

Exclusive: Pandemic prompts rethink of relief road alternatives

18/06/2020

The commission on alternatives to the cancelled M4 Relief Road at Newport, South Wales will review its work to take account of the impacts of COVID-19, Highways can reveal.

Collapsible bollards among the recommendations for M4 bottleneck

26/02/2020

Collapsible bollards at a motorway slip road and expanded traffic officer patrols are among the early recommendations of the South East Wales Transport Commission, whose remit is to suggest cheaper solutions to the notorious Newport M4 bottleneck.

Fast-tracked measures for M4, after relief road rejected

05/06/2019

The Welsh Government has promised fast-tracked measures to alleviate congestion on the M4 at Newport, while a special commission will consider longer-term solutions.

Funding conundrum for Welsh transport

13/03/2018

Public borrowing is the usual way of financing new roads in Wales but, with several large schemes waiting in the wings, alternative funding methods are now being considered.

Date set for M4 relief road inquiry

19/07/2016

The public inquiry into the M4 relief road will begin on 1 November, Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates has announced.

Charities express concerns over M4 relief road plans

16/06/2016

Ten leading environmental charities have written an open letter to the Welsh government expressing major concerns about proposals for the M4 relief road.

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