AM Questions Safety of Chepstow’s A466 Link Road

Local Assembly Member for Monmouth, Nick Ramsay, has questioned the safety of a major road in Chepstow following a number of serious accidents in recent years.

Mr Ramsay has asked the Welsh Government to reassess the safety of the A466 link road in Chepstow in the wake of the recent accidents.

Since 2010 there have been at least five serious incidents on this stretch of road including one car crash involving five cars.

A head on collision in 2013 killed two people including an eleven year old boy. Local man Gerald Russell became the most recent fatality on 27th October last year.

Speaking today Mr Ramsay said:

“I am deeply concerned by the number of serious accidents on the A466 link road over recent years.

“Gerald Russell’s accident last year confirms that there are serious problems with this relatively short stretch of road and more clearly needs to be done to improve its safety.

“Possible improvements could include the dualling of the road or at the very least a safety barrier to improve safety. The speed limit should also be looked at and also the possibility of providing designated parking for commuters car-sharing across the Severn Bridge.

“I am asking the Assembly Transport Minister to reassess the safety of this stretch of road as a matter of urgency before there are further serious incidents.”

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