Newtown Bypass 'to open in next two months' - see how £90m road looks now

By Jonny Drury | Newtown | Transport | Published: | Last Updated:

Cars will be driving on the Newtown Bypass within the next two months providing contractors encounter no hiccups.

The Welsh Government has given its clearest indication as to when the bypass will open but has remained tight-lipped on a specific date.

The £90 million construction has taken almost three years to build and a spokesman for the government said they were "confident that the Newtown Bypass would be open to traffic within the next two months providing no unforeseen issues arise within this time period".

The bypass has been a long time coming and was pressed for by a string of politicians across the region who have served through the years.

One of those, Montgomeryshire MP Glyn Davies, pushed for the congestion-busting road to be put in place when he was in the Welsh Assembly and as a local councillor.

He now wants people to take advantage of the huge investment.

He said: "The bypass will be a massive boost to the Mochdre Industrial Estate, and the whole West of Newtown, opening up new areas for development.

"It will also be a boost to Llanidloes and as far West as Aberystwyth. The Newtown bypass is not just of benefit to Newtown.

"The bypass has cost a lot of money. There is a responsibility on councillors, AMs, local organisations and local business to take advantage of this huge public investment.

"We need quality, well planned development including new easily developed land for business, and imaginative use of more difficult land for housing."

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.


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