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M4 plans ignore Welsh freight needs, says FTA

[ July 24, 2020   //   ]

The Freight Transport Association – soon to be rebranded Logistics UK – says that a new report by the South East Wales Transport Commissions on upgrading the M4 ignores freight ‘s role in sustaining communities and industry.

Policy manager Mags Simpson, said: “The M4 is the artery along which the lifeblood of the Welsh economy flows, and to suggest that any congestion is a local problem ignores the role of this key industry in the ongoing restart of the country’s businesses.  This is not a local issue, but a national one, and FTA is today reiterating its call to the Welsh Assembly to provide a long-term solution to alleviate the traffic pressure and resulting delays which occur along this crucial trade corridor on a daily basis.”

The Association is reiterating its call to the Welsh Government and the Commission to recommend that Government builds a Newport relief road to tackle the congestion issue once and for all and

According to the report the final recommendations will be published by the end of the year.

(The current printed issue of Freight Business Journal – FBJ 6 2020 – includes a report on Wales and the West.)