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The age of the bypass may be coming to an end, says Waters

The Welsh Government’s deputy climate change minister Lee Waters talks to Rhodri Clark about calling time on bypasses, making 20mph a default limit and helping councils build a compelling case for active travel schemes

Rhodri Clark
10 August 2021
Lee Waters with one of Newport Transport’s electric fleet, the first electric buses in Wales
Lee Waters with one of Newport Transport’s electric fleet, the first electric buses in Wales


Decades of building bypasses may be drawing to a close in Wales, according to Lee Waters, the Welsh Government’s deputy climate change minister. The government made headlines in June when it announced a freeze on existing road schemes pending the outcome of a review, to be conducted by a Roads Review Panel. 

However, Waters told LTT: “The real importance of the roads review is not for schemes currently on the blocks, it’s for all future road schemes. That’s where I...

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