MONMOUTH Assembly Member Nick Ramsay, who has been pressing the Welsh Government to take action to reduce noise and pollution levels on a stretch of the A40 at Monmouth, has been told that while the section of the trunk road has been identified as a priority area in phase 3 of the Government’s noise action plan, works in this phase are unlikely to commence before 2018/2019 at the earliest.
In the meantime, a design of a replacement surfacing scheme,aimed at reducing noise levels, on the A40 from Dixton Roundabout to Gibraltar Tunnels, is currently taking place.
Commenting on the response from the Minister, Mr Ramsay said:
“It is very disappointing that residents will have to wait so long before this work is carried out. I know they are particularly concerned that the current situation could worsen if vegetation and trees are cleared to make way for the proposed Dixton retail site.
“| will continue to keep the pressure on the Welsh Government to progress this much needed scheme.”