The Welsh Government has advanced plans to construct a third crossing over the Menai Strait to Anglesey.
The procurement process is currently underway to appoint consultants to carry out a route selection study for the proposed third Menai Crossing, according to a government spokesperson.
“This will appraise various options and designs for the third crossing and will include a public consultation,” said the spokesperson. “Construction could start in 2021 subject to gaining all the necessary statutory consents.”
In July, the cabinet secretary for economy and infrastructure appointed technical advisors to develop the third crossing. The external support will advise on financial packages to fund the project, and help officials liaise with Ynys Mon and Gwynedd Council to find out how much support exists for the third crossing. The advisors will also liaise with energy regulator Ofgem and the National Grid.