Nick Ramsay, Assembly Member for Monmouth, has written to the Welsh Government offering to be a bridge between the Welsh and UK Governments to help secure a commitment for a Chepstow bypass to end the town’s chronic traffic congestion.
Writing to the Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Ken Skates, Nick Ramsay explained that traffic congestion in the town is set to get worse as the Severn Bridge tolls are abolished at the end of 2018 and as demand for housing in the area increases. Chepstow is already one of the worst places in South Wales for air pollution.
Nick Ramsay said, “A Chepstow bypass is the obvious solution to daily traffic jams and poor air quality in and around Chepstow. Clearly, this solution would require cross-border co-operation between the Welsh and UK Governments as more than half the new road would be in Gloucestershire.
“As the local Assembly Member for the area, I would be more than happy to act as a link between the Welsh Government in Cardiff Bay and the Conservative Government in Westminster to help this vital project get off the ground – it is vital to residents in Chepstow.”