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Consultation on Newport M4 relief plan starts

23/09/2013

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on a draft plan to improve the M4 corridor around Newport.

A465 dualling plans published

22/10/2013

The Welsh Government has published plans for section two of the dualling of the A465 between Gilwern and Brynmawr.

Peri awarded A465 contract

31/10/2013

Peri has been awarded a contract to work on the A465 Heads of the Valley Road project in Wales.

Preferred route for Newtown bypass revised

14/03/2014

The Welsh Government has announced changes to Newtown bypass that could lead to savings of £5 million.

Bids invited for £100m Welsh bypass project

19/03/2014

Pre-qualification has started on a £100 million proposal to build a 10-km bypass east of Caernarfon in Gwynedd for the Welsh Assembly.

A477 improvements completed

16/04/2014

A £68million scheme to improve the A477 in Wales has been officially opened by Transport Minister Edwina Hart today (Wednesday 16 April).

Cycling and walking encouraged in Wales

12/05/2014

The Welsh Government has launched design guidance aimed at making Wales a walking and cycling nation.

£15.4m to improve transport across Wales

13/05/2014

Transport Minister Edwina Hart has announced £15.4 million funding for 41 capital projects across Wales to improve public transport, roads and walking and cycling facilities.

Green light for M4 relief road plans

17/07/2014

Welsh Transport Minister Edwina Hart has approved plans for a £1 billion M4 relief road around Newport.

Hart opens improved junction on the M4

17/09/2014

Welsh Transport Minister Edwina Hart has officially opened a new lane that links the M4 at Cardiff with the A470 heading north.

New Act to make it easier to walk and cycle in Wales

25/09/2014

A new Act that requires the Welsh Government and local authorities to promote walking and cycling has been launched.

A465 dualling given go-ahead

02/10/2014

Welsh Transport Minister Edwina Hart has given the go-ahead for the A465 dualling between Gilwern and Brynmawr.

Costain to bid for tunnels work

04/12/2014

Costain is set to bid for work under a new framework contract on major road tunnels in North Wales, owned and operated by Welsh Government.

New road will unlock economic opportunities in North Wales

09/02/2015

The Welsh government is set to fund and construct a main highway across the country’s largest strategic employment site.

Projects named in road safety innovation challenge

14/07/2015

Four projects that aim to improve road safety and reduce the number of motorcycle casualties on Welsh roads will benefit from Welsh Government research funding.

Proposals for Dyfi Bridge go on display

07/10/2015

The Welsh government has outlined proposals for the new £24m Dyfi Bridge.

Newtown bypass plans given green light

28/10/2015

Transport Minister Edwina Hart has given the go-ahead for the Welsh government’s preferred route for the Newtown bypass.

New milestone for M4 project team

17/03/2016

The Costain Vinci joint venture which is progressing the M4 Corridor around Newport has successfully completed an important stage of the project with the publication of the draft statutory orders.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 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.

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 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 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.

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).

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.

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.

£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.

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.

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