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Mark Drakeford scraps M4 relief road plans

04 Jun 2019

M4 motorway, IoD Wales discusses the motorway works

Robert Lloyd Griffiths, Director IoD Wales:

“This is desperately disappointing.”

“Congestion is holding us back and is also deterring investors from considering us as viable traders. We firmly believe the Black Route is the best option for the most impactful and integrated transport option to best benefit Wales’ economy.”

“For the business leaders I speak to day in, day out, the message on improving the M4 was clear: get it done and get it done quickly. We now know this is not going to happen. The lingering and procrastinating has done nothing for Wales’ reputation and the more economically and environmentally viable option which have been debated should have been thoroughly considered and presented today.”

“The perennial issue of a relief road featured prominently in our Ten Point Plan for the Economy, which we presented before the last Welsh General Election, with its potential to dramatically and positively impact transport links for the Wales economy.”

“We have conducted various surveys among our members for some time now, which have revealed that the M4 and major road links to north Wales still need to be drastically improved at busy junctions - congestion must be relieved and accident figures reduced. This is a dark day for the economy of Wales.”

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