Local Assembly Member, Nick Ramsay is calling on the Welsh Government to deal with serious traffic congestion in Chepstow following major incidents of traffic gridlock in the town in recent weeks.
The issue was raised with Mr Ramsay by local Chepstow Town Councillor for Larkfield, Paul Pavia, following the recent tailbacks through the town and concerns about the resulting pollution.
Speaking today Nick said:
“I appreciate local concerns about traffic problems in Chepstow and the busy trunk road. I’m taking up the matter with the Welsh Government as urgent action needs to be taken to improve the current situation.
“Cllr Paul Pavia has also flagged up with me the fact that as the trunk road rises up Hardwick Hill the crest of the hill has been designated an Air Quality Management Area under EU directives due to the amount of traffic emissions being produced.
“It’s clear to me and to Cllr Pavia that the Welsh Government needs to engage with the Town and County Council to find both a short and long-term solution to Chepstow’s traffic problems.”