Welsh Government announces essential road works for M4

A series of major road works and lane closures are set to begin on two separate sections of the M4 this summer. The road works between junctions 47 and 49 will take place from August to December. There will also be diversions in place between junctions 24 and 28 on the eastern side of the […]

National Highways apologises for pothole damage

National Highways has issued a statement apologising to drivers who suffered vehicle damage after driving through what was described as a massive pothole on the M4. The Reading Chronicle reports that on Tuesday 11 April multiple drivers were seen pulled over with flat tyres – one telling the paper there had been a “horrific bang” […]

National Highways transforms its land and verges alongside M4

National Highways has said it is working towards transforming its verges and land alongside the M4 in Wiltshire and the A46 near Bath to improve habitats for bees, butterflies…and otters. Areas of wild and unproductive vegetation are being removed from the roadsides and re-seeded with native grasses and wildflowers over the coming weeks to create […]

M4 and M5 safety enhancements set to start this month

National Highways has announced a six-mile section of motorway around the Almondsbury interchange is being upgraded to improve driver safety. The work, on the M4 between junction 19 for Bristol and where it meets the M5 at the Almondsbury interchange, and on the M5 to junction 17 at Cribbs Causeway, includes: Concrete barriers are even […]

M4 cameras to start leading to fines

Speed cameras on the M4 in South Wales will start issuing fines this month, more than a year after they were installed. The BBC reports the cameras cover the 50mph stretch of road around Newport, but drivers have escaped prosecution up to now. The Welsh government has set a date for the cameras to start […]

Brynglas Tunnel drainage blamed for traffic delays

The Welsh Government is admitting the Brynglas Tunnels drainage system is struggling to cope when there is heavy rainfall. This comes after the weekend storms caused a lane closure at the M4 tunnels in Newport. Speaking to the South Wales Argus, the Welsh Government explained that the closure on the westbound carriageway was due to […]

Newport Council would not support tolls on M4 in the city

Newport Council has said it would not support tolls being introduced on the M4 in the city, despite Welsh Government proposals for bringing in charging schemes. The government’s new National Transport Delivery Plan sets out its intentions for the next five years. Ministers believe “road user charging” schemes are one potential way of encouraging people […]

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