Gateway roads into Wales will get a make-over.
Welsh Transport Secretary Ken Skates today announced a five-year programme to landscape and enhance main roads for visitors.
Three routes making up the Wales Way (A487, A470 and A55) as well as entrances into Wales on the M4, M48, A483, A5 and A494 Deeside will benefit.
He said, “It will build upon and complement other work already completed or underway to improve the benefits provided by the land associated with the trunk road and motorway network, delivering a range of economic, environmental, social and cultural benefits.”
Work will continue in subsequent years with the addition of other gateway routes and strategic sites such as principal towns and cities.
Opportunities will be explored and actions taken that include restoring existing or creating new habitats or providing safe crossing points for protected species.
So far as possible, natural materials related to an area will be used in the programme and sustainable products will be utilised in road features. Welsh Government said regular maintenance work will not be affected by the new programme.
The Green Corridors initiative is being funded through existing resources, identifying opportunities within planned infrastructure projects and improvements; combined with measures to improve and enhance the soft estate which are part of the ongoing programme of works being undertaken to keep the network safe.
Welsh Government is already investing £2 Million in support for electric charging points where gaps have been identified and are necessary to assist visitors, users and businesses.