MONMOUTH Assembly Member Nick Ramsay has welcomed news that Welsh Government officials are working with Monmouthshire County Council to develop measures to help improve the operation at the Wye Bridge junction.
Mr Ramsay wrote to the Welsh Government’s Transport Minister, Edwina Hart AM after a representative from Monmouth and District Chamber of Trade and Commerce told him it would be easier to contact Lord Lucan that find someone at SWTRA/WG Highways willing to take responsibility for continual problems with the lights on the A40 at Wye Bridge.
Speaking on Wednesday, Mr Ramsay said:
“It appears that sometimes one of the overhead light gantries has no lights working while sometimes it is just a stop or go light that is out of action. The problem is apparent going north or south and there are fears that this could cause an accident.
“Another problem is that since last year the large sign south of the lights which directs people to the south of the town and the main car park (as well as Trellech) has been in pieces in the hedge. Tradespeople are understandably concerned that businesses could be losing trade if south bound travellers don’t know where to turn off for Monmouth.
“I am pleased that the Minister is aware of the intermittent traffic signal faults at Wye Bridge and that her officials are working with the County Council towards finding a permanent solution. She has also stated that the damaged sign and posts will be replaced in due course.
“I will continue to monitor the situation and hope it won’t be too long before improvements are carried out at this busy junction.”