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Statement on Severn Tolls being removed

Following the announcement today (October 2) by Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns that all tolls will be removed from the Prince of Wales bridge and the original Severn Crossing, between Wales and England, on 17 December 2018, West of England Mayor, Tim Bowles, said:

“I welcome today’s news as the removal of the tolls provides many opportunities for the West of England and Wales.

Following discussions with the Leaders and Mayor within the West of England Combined Authority, we have asked the Department for Transport to prioritise improvements to J14 on the M5 and building J18a on the M4. We will continue to work with the Department for Transport, Highways England, Wales Office and Welsh Government on mitigating the impacts and maximise the benefits for both sides of the Severn.”

2018-10-02T11:31:29+01:00 October 2nd, 2018|