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Second toll motorway planned

Britain’s second toll motorway will reportedly be given the go ahead with Ministers set to revive a plan to ease congestion on the M4 in South Wales.

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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 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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