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Designs for £1bn M4 scheme revealed

Designs for a new bridge over the River Usk have been revealed as part of a new public exhibition of the £1bn M4 corridor plans for South Wales.

The project design development team consists of Costain, Vinci and Taylor Woodrow with consultants Arup and Atkins, supported by environmental consultant RPS. The plan is for a new section of motorway south of Newport, including the bridge.

The M4 scheme aims to improve travelling from east to west in Wales, improve connections to the rest of the UK and Europe and give better local road alternatives to the M4.

M4, Usk, bridge

Source: Welsh Government

Costain, Vinci and Taylor Woodrow with consultants Arup and Atkins are working on the plans.

From now until September 26 there will be a series of public information exhibitions about the proposals. It is hoped construction will begin in spring 2018, with completion in spring 2022. A public inquiry is proposed to start in winter 2016.

M4, Usk, bridge

Source: Welsh Government

The M4 scheme aims to improve travelling from east to west in Wales.

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  • If memory serves correct the Welsh Government told tenderers that they wanted an "iconic" crossing of the River Usk. I know that this word is greatly overused and open to a wide range of interpretations, but to most I suspect that the cable stayed bridge design being presented to the public is mudane, ordinary and lacking imagination.

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