Why has the M4 relief road been axed?
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M4 relief road: Why has the Newport motorway been axed?

A plan to build the £1.4bn M4 relief road has been scrapped by the Welsh Government.

First Minister Mark Drakeford decided to axe the project because of the cost and impact on the environment.

The six-lane scheme would have seen a motorway built south of Newport to tackle congestion at the Brynglas tunnels.

Mr Drakeford said cabinet ministers concluded it was not acceptable due to "the financial position of the Welsh Government, the cost of the project and its consequential impact on other capital investment priorities".

  • 04 Jun 2019
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