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Scrapping Severn tolls would boost case for M4 relief road


Rhodri Clark
06 January 2017
The black route passes round the south side of Newport
The black route passes round the south side of Newport


The benefit:cost ratio (BCR) of the proposed M4 Relief Road in South Wales would improve significantly if Severn Crossing tolls were abolished, according to an updated appraisal prepared by the Welsh Government.

The scheme’s public inquiry is due to begin on 28 February, following a deferral of several months while forecasts were revised to take account of the new TEMPro software and NTEM dataset issued by the UK Government in July (LTT 14 Oct 16). 

The revised economic appraisal...

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