Proposals to ease jams on the M4 around Newport have been extensively criticised by lorry and logistics companies.
Following South East Wales Transport Commission’s recommendations to introduce several congestion relieving measures on the M4, announced before Christmas, FTA’s Head of Welsh Policy, Sally Gilson said it they were “totally inadequate”
“The initial recommendations made by the Commission are totally inadequate and will not provide a sufficient, long-term solution to congestion along this crucial route.
“Vital to the Welsh economy, the M4 is a key lifeline to businesses across south Wales and any proposal to counter congestion in this stretch should not be considered as a local issue.
“FTA reiterates its calls to the Welsh Government to build a Newport relief road which would provide a long-term solution to alleviating the pressure along this crucial trade corridor.”