David Rees AM for Aberavon has once again today challenged the Welsh Government on the reasons for the trial closure and the evidence being considered for the decision on the future of Junction 41, prior to the minister making her decision at the end of the month.
Mr Rees has previously questioned the Welsh Government on the impact on retailers in the town centre, the traffic chaos experienced by many people travelling west and in particular in Baglan at Sunny Croft roundabout and has now today raised concerns over discussions held with the emergency services and the impacts they have experienced as a result of the closure.
David Rees said: “During the trial closure the people of Port Talbot have had to contend with traffic chaos on our local roads, which on occasion have resulted in long queues at which we see cars at a standstill. I have also been made aware of emergency vehicles trying to join the motorway during the closure periods and having to take additional time as they follow the diversions. It is vital that our emergency services are able to access the fastest route possible and this must be taken into account as part of the decision making process of the minister.”
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