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Public asked for their view on M4 expansion

The Welsh Government has launched a public consultation on plans to tackle congestion on a stretch of the M4.

Options include widening the motorway, to developing new tunnels at the site of the existing Brynglas tunnels, where traffic is currently down to two lanes in each direction

The Minister with responsibility for Transport Carl Sargeant said " Improving access to our schools, hospitals and workplaces is essential if we are to improve efficiency and productivity and in turn make us more competitive."

Environmental groups have hit out at the plans. Sustrans Cymru have called more investment in "alternatives" to people using their cars instead.