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£4.8 million spent on repairing Welsh roads

By: Deborah Bates
25 January 2011

Many major routes across Wales are to be upgraded as part of a £4.8 million road-repair plan, those in logistics companies jobs may be interested to learn.

According to BBC News, the Welsh Assembly Government has picked seven roads to be part of the improvement plan, and work scheduled will range from tunnel safety repairs to carriageway developments.

The Deputy First Minister, Ieuan Wyn Jones, has said the plans will bring "much needed support" to construction, and potentially, transport industries. He said: "This investment in our trunk road infrastructure will not only improve the safety and condition of our network, but also provide support to the construction industry, as Wales continues its fragile economic recovery."

It is thought roads such as the A55, where the Pen y Clip tunnel is situated, will receive an upgrade involving improved emergency signing, and the addition of a public address system. The former has been targeted as the country has faced problems in trying to persuade motorists to leave their vehicles in the event of a disaster - such as a fire.

Additionally, a public address system is required as the public have, at times, received inadequate information after a road traffic accident, such as a collision.

According to Wolves Wired, the project is part of a wider £47 million capital investment, and will address issues on other roads such as the A40 Brecon, A4042 Llantarnam bypass and the M4 at Brynglas and Bishton.


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