£24m scheme aims to tackle traffic issues in mid and north Wales

By Alex Jones in Transport

AN AMBITIOUS £24m transport scheme is aiming to alleviate congestion on roads throughout mid and north Wales.

The Welsh Government recently announced the multi-million pound scheme to tackle ‘pinch points’ on trunk roads linking the north and south of the country.

The government is identifying locations where they can improve overtaking opportunities and reduce “driver frustration, unsafe overtaking manoeuvres and journey times”.

Although the scheme will be rolled out across the country, Cambrian News readers in particular should enjoy better roads between Cardigan and Dolgellau (A487), Dolgellau and Newtown (A470) and Newtown and Aberystwyth (A44).

Economy secretary Ken Skates was pleased with the initiative.

“This latest investment provides opportunity for us to do more to tackle junctions which are causing congestion and to look at improving overtaking opportunities on key routes from north to south,” he said.

“I am confident it will genuinely improve experiences across all modes of transport in Wales and deliver real change to local networks that are under pressure.”

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Tony Jones · 6 days ago · Report

An easier solution would be new lay-bys so drivers at the head of big queues of traffic (lorries, caravans, old people) could pull in to let everyone past. Works well abroad, but unlikely to work with selfish British people. Would certainly be a better use of £300,000 than burning it to do a report on re-opening the Carmathen-Aberystwyth.

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