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A commission established to consider ways to improve traffic flow along the current M4 in Newport has recommended (pdf) a permanent 50mph speed limit enforced by average speed cameras, increased highways officer patrols and improved lane guidance for drivers as short-term measures.
The commission was set up after the Newport bypass was scrapped in June 2019. Longer-term and permanent measures will be published by the end of 2020.
Promising further improvements to bus and rail services in the south-east, Economy & Transport Minister, Ken Skates (Lab, Clwyd South) said: “Traffic management measures can only ever play a small role in a holistic solution that considers the structural, societal, and economic root causes of congestion on the M4 while meeting the needs of, and our obligations to, future generations.”