Local Assembly Member for Monmouth, Nick Ramsay, attending a further meeting held at The Bryn last Friday which brought together local campaigners seeking road noise reduction measures on the adjacent concrete A40 together with representatives of Welsh Government. The government officials brought a sample of the noise absorbing acoustic panelling that the Welsh Government is planning to install along this stretch of the A40.
Campaigners have recently been pressing the Welsh Government Minister for Transport, Ken Skates AM, to introduce a reduced speed limit on this concrete section of the A40 between Abergavenny and Raglan to help reduce noise levels for residents living nearby.
Speaking after Friday’s meeting, Nick said: “My initial request to the Minister to consider introducing a reduced speed limit did not receive a favourable response.
“Following this latest meeting we will be renewing calls for a lower speed limit on this section of the A40, as not only will this assist with noise reduction from traffic, but in the wake of the declaration of a climate emergency lower speed will mean lower emissions.
“Traffic on this stretch of road is only going to increase when the Heads of the Valleys dualling is completed, so we need a solution to this issue as soon as possible.”
Attached photo shows Nick Ramsay AM at the meeting with Mr Sheasby and a sample of the noise absorbing acoustic panelling that the Welsh Government is planning to install along this stretch of the A40