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New bridge could tackle Anglesey congestion problems

Commuters who regularly queue to get to and from Anglesey are being offered a fresh glimmer of hope, with news that plans for a third crossing are back on the agenda.

Various schemes have been considered in the past to cut delays, but plans for any new bridge would of course have to compete with cheaper alternatives. Ian Lang reports.

New Menai Strait bridge being considered

The Welsh Government insisted a new bridge over the Menai Strait is just one of the proposals being considered.

Plans for a third bridge crossing from Anglesey to the mainland are back on the agenda.

Queues on the existing Menai and Britannia bridges are a source of frustration for drivers, especially during the rush hour.

The Welsh Government said it has "carried out investigations and consulted with the public over proposals for a new bridge crossing which would relieve congestion across Britannia Bridge. Later this year consultants will be appointed to develop these proposals."