Boost for M4 Relief Road with public inquiry confirmed

Ken Skates is expected to confirm details of the public inquiry into the new stretch of motorway in South Wales

21st June 2016

The proposed £1bn M4 Relief Road in South Wales is expected to take another significant step forward later today with confirmation of details of a public inquiry.

Cabinet Minister for the Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates, will make a statement later on the inquiry into the proposed new stretch of motorway south of Newport. The project is known as the black route and extends to 15 miles.

Failure to build an M4 Relief Road would be hugely damaging to the Welsh economy

The inquiry could take more than a year to complete and will give an opportunity for supporters of the so called blue route alternative - a dual carriageway through the centre of Newport - a chance to put their case and for it to be fully scrutinised - alongside the black route.

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