The Welsh Government have refused to comment on reports that the UK Government will soon announce plans to back a new M4 relief road around Newport.
In a statement they said that they "do not comment on speculation."
The prospect of a new toll road relieving pressure on the M4 has reportedly been welcomed by motoring groups.
A spokesman for the AA, while welcoming a relief road, said that charging a toll on the road would “double the injury” for drivers as many would already have paid £6.20 to cross the Severn Bridge.
The government is reportedly planning to agree to a new toll road on the M4 in South Wales, but this is part of a multibillion-pound scheme of road upgrades in the UK.
According to the Times, the other upgrades include:
- A1 between Newcastle and Berwick-Upon-Tweed to be converted to a dual carriageway
- Widening of the A47 in Norfolk
- A303 to be turned into a continuous dual-carriageway