P-05-955 Objection to proposal by Costain to implement Option B in the rerouting of the A465 at Brynmawr

Completed Petition

 

P-05-955 Objection to proposal by Costain to implement Option B in the rerouting of the A465 at Brynmawr

 

This petition was submitted by Heads Of the Valley Petition Group having collected a total of 1,128 signatures.

 

Text of Petition                      

For the reasons below, we the undersigned, object to the proposal by Costain to implement Option B in the rerouting of the A465 at Brynmawr. Costain favour option B and intend that it will be implemented in April 2020. There will be no entrance or exit to or from Brynmawr from the Western Valley. Option B will dramatically increase the already excessive volume of traffic through Beaufort Village and Brynmawr as drivers heading West have no way of getting onto A465 from the Western Valley areas. ,e.g Nantyglo, Blaina, Abertillery, Aberbeeg, LLanhilleth, Blaenavon etc. There will be implications for traders in both Beaufort and Brynmawr as the already struggling towns will be bypassed by traffic travelling from the East. The environmental impact on both towns will also be unacceptable due to the increased carbon emissions from slow moving traffic which, during peak times is already at a standstill. The road through Beaufort has a 7.5 tonne weight restriction; however, heavy traffic in excess of 7.5 tonnes will not be able to access the A465 without travelling through Beaufort and Brynmawr Public transport will have a detour of up to 6 miles to access the A465.

 

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Senedd Constituency and Region

  • Blaenau Gwent
  • South Wales East

 

Status

This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 17.07.20.

 

In light of the fact that the Welsh Government and Costain have confirmed that Option B will be implemented, the Committee agreed that there is little further that it could achieve at this point. It noted the petitioners’ frustration but agreed to close the petition.

 

Full details of the consideration of this petitions by the committee and related documents can be seen on the Meetings tab above.

 

It was first considered by the Petitions Committee on 12.05.20.

 

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Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 30/04/2020