Tories' M4 'service station summit'

Welsh Conservative MPs and AMs throw their weight behind a campaign to upgrade the Newport stretch of the M4, prompting speculation that an announcement may be imminent

Decision on M4 relief road for Newport expected

by Adrian Masters

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.

Twitter reaction to Tory M4 call

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@adrianmasters84 What about early abolition of the tolls too? The tolls are an economic as well as physical blockage into Wales!

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@adrianmasters84 has anyone mentioned that 40% of the journeys on this section of #M4 are local journeys under 20 miles?

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Tory 'service station summit' on M4

Conservative MPs and AMs meet business leaders at Magor services
Conservative MPs and AMs meet business leaders at Magor services Credit: ITV News, Adrian Masters

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.

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