New Caerphilly grass cutting regime designed to promote biodiversity

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet has approved plans to amend grass cutting regimes, with the aim of promoting biodiversity. Cabinet members approved adopting the approach used during 2021/22 as the future standard for grass cutting in the county borough.  This saw highway verges and bypass routes where mowing is kept to a minimum, in accordance with […]

Welsh Government issues new data supporting 20mph limits

Slower driving speeds, increased levels of walking and cycling and minimal impact on journey times are among the key findings of a new report carried out in areas of Wales trialling the new default 20mph speed limit. The interim monitoring report uses data gathered from the Welsh Government’s eight first phase areas and has been […]

Welsh Government updates on independent review of the Strategic Road Network Programmes

Wales’s Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Lee Waters MS, has issued a written statement updating the Welsh parliament, the Senedd, about his independent review of the Strategic Road Network programmes in relation to meeting Statutory Duties which was led by Matthew Lugg OBE, Head of Profession ,Local Government. Mr Waters writes: In November 2021, I […]

Welsh Government explains how record £1.6bn transport funding is being used

Brand new trains, hydrogen fuelled buses and tripling walking and cycling routes are some of the ways the Welsh Government plans to ‘make the right thing to do, the easy thing to do’ as it announces £1.6 billion spending. The Deputy Climate Change Minister Lee Waters (pictured) – who has responsibility for transport – has […]

Menai Suspension Bridge reopens

Works to reopen the Menai Suspension Bridge to a limited weight restriction of 7.5 tonnes have been completed, and the bridge is now open. The bridge closed last October when engineers identified serious risks. The Welsh Government and UK Highways A55 Ltd, alongside engineering firms Spencer Group and COWI, are continuing to work closely to […]

Enforcement of M4 50mph scheme starts today

The Welsh Government is warning motorists exceeding the 50mph speed limits between junctions 24-28 on the M4 that they could be fined from today. This is the final stage of a phased approach that the Welsh Government has taken to improve air quality on some of the most polluted roads across Wales, as well as […]

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 […]

Dafydd Trystan Davies re-appointed as Chair of Welsh Active Travel Board

The Minister for Climate Change, Julie James has announced the re-appointment of Dr Dafydd Trystan-Davies as Chair of the Welsh Government’s Active Travel Board. Dr Dafydd Trystan Davies was initially appointed as the independent Active Travel Board Chair in September 2020. He will continue his work in leading the Board in its role of advising […]

Amey Consulting wins place on £300m SEWTAPS Framework

Amey Consulting has won a place on the £300m South East Wales Technical and Professional Services Framework. The infrastructure and engineering consultancy says it will bring its design and maintenance capability and data driven, analytics and advisory offering to all public sector authorities and bodies across Wales.   The initial four-year framework will see Amey Consulting provide multi-discipline civil and highways, transportation, site supervision, geotechnical, master planning and urban design services across the […]

M4 average speed limit “must be enforced”

A new average speed limit on the M4 will only be a success if it’s properly enforced, a Welsh Government committee has heard. The South Wales Argus reports that the Welsh Parliament, the Senedd, has heard progress is being made on introducing the new system near Newport to replace variable speed limit cameras which are […]


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