MONMOUTH Assembly Member Nick Ramsay has contacted the Welsh Government’s Minister for Transport, Edwina Hart AM, following concern about the lack of petrol stations/services on the A465 near Gilwern.
Speaking on Wednesday, Mr Ramsay said:
“Constituents have contacted me to point out that there used to be two garages/services at the Gilwern roundabout on the A465 and another garage at the Brynmawr roundabout, which have now been demolished to allow the road widening to proceed.
“Unless motorists live in the area and know it well, they will be unable to source petrol or toilet facilities easily while travelling on the A465. There is also concern that visitors to Wales using the A449 and proceeding on to the A465 Heads of the Valley have no services available to them after Magor – the first services are at Neath.
“I have asked the Minister to let me know what provisions are being made on the A465 for petrol service stations and public conveniences as clearly these are sadly lacking at the present time.”