Business, truck drivers and Conservative politicians have thrown their weight behind a campaign for the building of a relief road on the M4 at Newport. Their meeting has fuelled speculation that a deal between the UK and Welsh Governments to fund the much-needed improvement work is close.
@adrianmasters84 they should discuss improving the A55 first
@adrianmasters84 What about early abolition of the tolls too? The tolls are an economic as well as physical blockage into Wales!
Wales Office Minister Stephen Crabb was the UK Government's representative at today's meeting on the M4. He denied that any deal on funding an upgrade has already been done.
Conservative AM Byron Davies and MP David Davies explain why they're putting pressure on their colleagues in the UK Government to upgrade the M-4 around Newport.
Vincent Brickley, Director of Tandem Transport, which is based near Caerphilly, took the opportunity of today's 'service station summit' to tell the UK Government how gridlock on the M4 can cost his firm a month's profits.
Conservative MPs and AMs have met business leaders to push the case for a major upgrade to the M4 motorway around Newport. They held a mini summit at Magor Service station to ensure the UK Government gets the message that an upgrade is long overdue.
Wales Office minister Stephen Crabb represented the government and told those at the meeting that the message was being heard loud and clear at the highest levels in Westminster.
It's thought an announcement could come within the next week or so on a deal between the UK and Welsh Governments on a way to fund significant improvements to the stretch of motorway.