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£1bn M4 relief road in Newport the 'Rolls Royce' option

A £1bn relief road for the M4 around Newport has been confirmed by Welsh Transport Minister Edwina Hart.

It is the largest capital investment programme ever announced by the Welsh government.

Supporters say it will improve transport in south Wales, ease congestion and boost jobs.

But opponents have criticised the plan because of its environmental impact and one group has dubbed it a "billion pound mistake."

Martin Evans, director at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK said the Welsh government had chosen the "Rolls Royce option".

He told BBC Radio Wales' Mai Davies that did not make it the best option of south Wales.

  • 17 Jul 2014
  • From the section Wales
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