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Welsh cousin of PFI could fund further projects

10/02/2020

The Welsh Government is not ruling out using its novel Mutual Investment Model (MIM) to fund further transport projects, beyond the Hirwaun-Dowlais A465 dualling.

Costs spiral by £116m on flagship Heads of the Valleys scheme

20/11/2019

The Welsh Government expects to be liable for £116.2m of additional costs for the A465 Heads of the Valleys dualling between Gilwern and Brynmawr, equating to 53% of the original £220m cost estimate.

Third Menai Crossing business case 'weakened'

20/11/2019

The Welsh Government is still expecting funding from ‘external partners’ for its planned Third Menai Crossing, despite a major blow to hopes of the structure doubling up as a high-voltage cable route for Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station.

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.

M4 relief road plans dropped

04/06/2019

First Minister Mark Drakeford has abandoned plans for an M4 relief road on cost and environmental grounds, stating there is 'no prospect of the project being implemented in the foreseeable future'.

NEC could be updated after Heads of the Valleys failures

08/04/2019

Changes could be made to the New Engineering Contract and the Welsh Government’s model contract to reflect lessons learned from a long-running dispute over a road scheme.

Wales awards first Infrastructure Delivery Partner (IDP) contracts

05/04/2019

Transport for Wales has revealed the names of the first companies to win Infrastructure Delivery Partner (IDP) contracts as it ramps up its £738m modernisation programme for the Core Valley Lines.

Optimistic to a fault? First minister brushes off Heads of the Valleys issues

31/01/2019

A Welsh dualling scheme beset by delays, rising costs and a contractual dispute has been hailed by first minister Mark Drakeford as an example of successful capital investment in Wales.

Welsh Government signs up to Elgin

16/01/2019

The Welsh Government has adopted the Elgin roadworks pro traffic disruptions product, designed to improve planning, monitoring and communication of road and street works across the country.

£500m Heads of the Valleys dualling contract up for grabs

31/07/2018

The Welsh Government has formally invited bids to build and finance the £500m final section of the A465 Heads of the Valleys dualling.

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.

Wales considers Bellwin scheme as Highland councillor seeks alternatives

16/03/2018

The Scottish Government is facing calls to adapt its approach to the Bellwin emergency scheme to help cash strapped councils hit by extreme weather.

Welsh Govt considers 'limited' access to bus lanes for HGVs

13/03/2018

Sustainable transport campaigners have voiced concern after the Welsh Government said it will consider allowing HGVs to use bus lanes in the country to ease traffic flow.

Local active travel network plans rejected by Welsh Government

05/03/2018

Four councils in Wales have been told to resubmit their active travel plans by 27 August after the Welsh Government rejected their first attempts.

Llangefni Link Road officially opened

14/03/2017

Wales's Economy and Infrastructure Secretary Ken Skates has officially opened the first two sections of the Llangefni Link Road on Anglesey.

Welsh Government says M4 Newport relief road will end traffic problems

01/03/2017

The Welsh Government has told an enquiry that a new M4 relief road around Newport will help bring an end to traffic problems on the motorway.

Consultation over Deeside Corridor to start in March

19/01/2017

Consultation over major improvements to one of North Wales’ busiest sections of road – the Deeside Corridor – will get underway in March.

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