A public exhibition taking place in Monmouth will feature proposed plans to improve the A40/A466 Wye Bridge junction linking the town with the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean. The exhibition is hosted in partnership with Monmouthshire County Council and the Welsh Government at Shire Hall, Agincourt Square on Friday 7th July from 11am to 7pm and Saturday 8th July from 10am to 5pm.

The exhibition will display measures to reduce traffic congestion and minimise delays as well as improvements to pedestrian access by connecting the town to communities living and working on the east bank.  Improvements will be achieved by constructing a third lane on the southbound approach of the A40 and upgrading the subway approach ramps. Representatives from Monmouthshire County Council, Welsh Government and consulting engineers WSP/Parsons Brinkerhoff will be present to talk and listen to the public about the proposals.

County Councillor Bryan Jones, Monmouthshire’s cabinet member with responsibility for highways said: “We understand the frustration that congestion and delays on the Wye Bridge junction cause to drivers and communities in Monmouth, the Wye Valley and the Forest of Dean. I welcome these proposals and urge the public to take time out to visit the exhibition.”

For more information contact: Peter Woodrow, Project Officer Monmouthshire County Council call 01633 644781 or email peterwoodrow@monmouthshire.gov.uk