Positive talks between councils on ways to ease traffic congestion between county borders

A positive meeting was held between representatives from Gloucestershire County Council and Monmouthshire County Council to discuss ways of easing traffic congestion between the Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire border. 

A spokesperson for Gloucestershire County Council said: “A positive meeting was held between representatives from Gloucestershire County Council and Monmouthshire County Council to discuss ways of easing traffic congestion between the Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire border.

“We are committed to working with our partners to develop a plan to alleviate congestion and any forecast increase in travel demand in the Chepstow and Sedbury areas, as well as improve connectivity across the Western Gateway.

“We financially contributed to the first two stages of the Chepstow Transport Study, the results of which can be found on the Monmouthshire County Council website and which include consideration of the wider issues and impacts for the A48 corridor between Lydney and Chepstow.

“We will also be contributing towards the stage three works, which could include funding towards the Active Travel package, although the details of how our funding can best be allocated are still to be finalised.

“We will be holding a further meeting in Gloucester in the New Year to continue our discussions.”

  • Photo shows Cllr Mark Hawthorne, leader of Gloucestershire County Council, and Cllr Mary Ann Brocklesby, leader of Monmouthshire County Council, at the meeting
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