Council calls on Transport Secretary and National Highways to prioritise A40 works

Monmouthshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Climate Change and the Environment has contacted the Transport Secretary Mark Harper to ask for the current single lane traffic restrictions on the A40 to be relocated to the east of the Dixton roundabout to ease traffic on the A40 and Wye Bridge.

The request also included that future works on the A40 in England do not include diversion routes on Hereford Road through Buckholt or over Wye Bridge and Staunton Road.

Cllr Maby said, “We recognise that the landslip on the A40 needs monitoring and geotechnical assessment, but we are calling on National Highways and the UK Government to prioritise these works to reopen one of the main arterial routes into Wales fully.

“The investment in infrastructure being undertaken by Dwr Cymru in Monmouth is welcome, but coupled with works on the A40, it is putting additional pressure on businesses in the area. Monmouth is open for business, and we are calling on everyone to visit and support our vibrant town and shop locally.” 

(File picture – Mapillary)


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