Local MS gets confirmation that essential work on A40 village bypass is going ahead

Joyce Watson MS has got ministerial assurance that work on the Llanddewi Velfrey bypass is going ahead.

Speaking in the Senedd this morning, Mrs Watson asked the minister to assure her that work was continuing on the project.

Joyce Watson MS said:

“There has been some confusion around the A40 Llanddewi Velfrey bypass, with an awful lot of noise around the fact that it isn’t going forward, yet I drive through there at least twice a week and I see that is not the case.

“I want to end the confusion and get confirmation from you that what I am seeing is correct and it is definitely going ahead, just so that we put other people’s minds at rest.

“This road is vital, as the existing road goes through a very narrow village where it is not safe to walk. I once met pedestrians there and almost got touched by a lorry myself, so that assurance would be really useful.”

Deputy Minister for Climate Change Lee Waters explained the background and issues around the project. He set out the Welsh Government’s commitment and reassured Mrs Watson that, despite claims from political opponents, the road will be going ahead.