Tailbacks on M4 near Brynglas tunnels
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M4 relief road hopes at Newport

An M4 relief road around Newport could get the backing of the Treasury as a toll road, according to press reports.

Both The Times and Independent report that the Chancellor will announce plans to support a new toll motorway in June's comprehensive spending review.

The Welsh government announced plans for an M4 relief road back in 2004 before they were later dropped in 2009.

It said last month it was "following due process" on the issue of easing the congestion on the M4 around Newport.

Mickey Clarke of the Financial Times told Felicity Evans of BBC Radio Wales how the toll motorway would work.

  • 02 Apr 2013
  • From the section Wales
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