Welsh Government

50mph enforcement at M4 Newport still on hold

27/09/2021

The Welsh Government will finally begin enforcement of 50mph limits on four stretches of road for which it is responsible but has again delayed enforcement on the M4 near Newport, despite previously stating that cameras would go live in March.

M4 relief road 'entirely a matter for Wales'

07/09/2021

The Welsh Government has insisted that any future decision about whether to build a relief road for the M4 at Newport ‘is entirely a matter for Wales’ after writing down a further £79m on the abandoned scheme.

Consortium named for £500m final A465 sections

23/06/2020

The Welsh Government has confirmed its preferred bidder for the final two sections of the troubled A465 Heads of the Valleys dualling scheme.

‘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.

Welsh Government seeks contractor for £60m A40 schemes

06/02/2020

The Welsh Government will begin a procurement exercise this month for a design and build job worth £40m for the construction of a new section of the A40 trunk road to the north of Llanddewi Velfrey and Narberth.

£46m bridge aims to mitigate rising flood risk

13/01/2020

The Welsh Government has given the new Dyfi Bridge on the A487 north of Machynlleth the go-ahead.

A465 dualling cost increase still not settled

15/10/2019

The final cost to taxpayers of a troubled Welsh highways scheme remains unknown, two years after the Welsh Government revealed it was in dispute with contractor Costain over liability for a 25% cost increase.

Jones Bros 'cements reputation' with on-site soil stabilisation

20/02/2019

Civil engineering firm Jones Bros has used 'an innovative soil stabilisation method' to minimise disruption on a highways scheme in Wales.

Mandatory CAZs on the table as Welsh Govt cuts speed limits

26/04/2018

The Welsh Government has announced 50mph speed limits on five major roads as part of a package of measures that also raises the prospect of mandating councils to introduce clean air zones (CAZs).

Welsh councils to receive £2.5m following Bellwin request

25/04/2018

Welsh councils will receive £2.5m government funding to offset costs incurred in dealing with the recent severe weather.

Welsh councils rush to spend highways windfall

24/04/2018

Welsh councils rushed to spend a £30m highways maintenance windfall before the end of the last financial year, prompting a call for future funding to be put on a more stable footing.

Welsh council sets out plans for £100m road and rail scheme

17/04/2018

Two possible routes for a new road linking the M4 with the A48 and Cardiff Airport have been unveiled along with proposals for a new railway station and park and ride facility.

Welsh Govt tenders £7m infrastructure works for possible Heathrow hub

11/04/2018

The Welsh Government is seeking to appoint a contractor to construct infrastructure, including a 1km road, for a 100 acre development site in Bridgend that could become a logistics hub for the expansion of Heathrow airport.

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.

Welsh infrastructure investment plans unveiled

14/12/2016

Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates will outline plans for multi-billion pound Welsh Government infrastructure investment over the next five years including major improvements to the M4, A55, A40 and A494.

Apprentices helping to build Newton Bypass

16/11/2016

Welsh Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates has met with eight of the apprentices that are helping to ensure the Newtown bypass is completed on time.

Welsh infrastructure secretary visits Brynglas Tunnels

19/10/2016

Wales's Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates has been visiting the M4’s Brynglas tunnels to see how essential works are progressing and warned about future capacity on the motorway.

Delay to M4 public inquiry

03/10/2016

The Welsh government says the completion date of the M4 relief road will not be put back, despite a delay to the start of the public inquiry.

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.

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