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M4 relief road cost jumps by £190m, as opening date slips


Rhodri Clark
05 January 2018
How the viaduct over the 
River Usk and docks could look
How the viaduct over the River Usk and docks could look


The forecast cost of the  M4 Relief Road has increased by £190m to £1.32bn because the original proposals did not include suitable mitigation measures for Newport docks. The opening date for the road has also slipped.  

The Welsh Government submitted revised plans to the road’s public inquiry just before Christmas outlining £190m of additional works at Newport docks. The Government hopes this will prompt port owner ABP to drop its objection to the scheme. ABP...

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