Plans for relief road on M4 previously shelved

This map shows the section of the M4 that is frequently congested, and that would be bypassed if plans for a 14-mile relief road went ahead.

Map showing the section of the M4 between junctions 23 and 39 near Newport in South Wales
Map showing the section of the M4 between junctions 23 and 39 near Newport in South Wales Credit: Google Maps

The Welsh government has long pushed for a relief road in this area. Plans were shelved in 2009 after the projected cost of the project rose to £1 billion.

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