MONMOUTH Assembly Member Nick Ramsay is pressing the Welsh Government to take urgent action to improve the current situation at the Old Severn Bridge, following complaints from constituents who are suffering very long delays when crossing the bridge.
In a letter to the Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates AM, Mr Ramsay said:
“People using the Severn Bridge regularly for work and pleasure are becoming very tired of the long delays caused because of the repair work being carried out.
“I understand the work will be continuing until late September and with the main tourist season about to begin, the current problems are likely to get far worse at peak times in the next few months.
“My constituents have contacted customer services for the Severn crossings who say they are aware of the problems and are doing their best to alleviate them – but with queuing on the Chepstow side of the bridge stretching back to St Arvans in the morning rush hour and taking well over an hour to get anywhere near the bridge, many people are understandably becoming extremely frustrated.
“Constituents are calling for work to be carried out around the clock or with a larger workforce so that the repairs can be completed more quickly. They would also like information on queuing status on the M4 and elsewhere if possible so that people can make plans to avoid the worst of the queues.
“I hope this issue will be investigated as soon as possible in the hope that improvements will be made.”