AM welcomes Minister’s decision on Chepstow’s A466 Link Road

LOCAL Assembly Member Nick Ramsay has welcomed a decision by the Welsh Government’s Transport Minister, Edwina Hart AM, to ask officials to undertake a study of the A466 link road at Chepstow following a series of serious accidents and a recent fatality.

The Minister has also agreed to meet Mr Ramsay and Mrs Russell, whose husband Gerald was tragically died after being hit by a car on the link road and who is campaigning to improve safety.

Speaking today, Mr Ramsay said:

“I am pleased that the Minister has at last commissioned a study of the A466 leading from the roundabout to junction 2 of the M48. There have been at least five serious accidents on this stretch of road since 2010, including one car crash involving five cars. In 2013 two people were killed in a head on collision, with Mr Russell tragically the most recent fatality last October.

“Far too many serious incidents have occurred on this stretch of road. I am pleased that the Minister has agreed to look into options to make it safer.”

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