Work on Newtown bypass to start

Work on Newtown’s long-awaited bypass will start by 2014, officials revealed.

Work on Newtown’s long-awaited bypass will start by 2014, officials revealed.

The Welsh Assembly said the contract to deliver the A483 Newtown bypass will be taken forward in 2012-2013 as part of the National Transport Plan.

The route is part of the key focus of the NTP of making the transport system work better.

Campaigners hope the bypass will bring a solution to the bottleneck caused by the A483 through the town. Residents have been calling for a Newtown bypass for more than half a century.

Carl Sargeant, Welsh Assembly minister with responsibility for transport, said: “The schemes prioritised in the National Transport Plan demonstrate our commitment to delivering solutions to the transport problems that people face every day in Wales.

“We have focused investment where we can contribute to economic growth and will ensure that, where possible, we use local contractors on transport projects that will deliver local work and training opportunities.”

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