A483 bypass to tackle congestion

Congestion around the A483 near Welshpool could soon be reduced with the help of a new bypass.

The £6.1 million Four Crosses bypass is set to be officially opened by Transport Minister Carl Sargeant, with Alun Griffiths Contractors developing the project on behalf of the Welsh Assembly Government.

Traffic including heavy goods vehicles and cars have previously had to pass through the centre of Four Crosses when travelling along the A483, but now the new bypass is set to appear on people'sjourney planner.

The bypass came in on budget and on time, according to Mr Sargeant.

He added: "The A483 plays a vital role in linking communities located on either side of Offa's Dyke, as well as providing a main artery for tourism and other industries in mid Wales. This bypass will further improve that link."

The minister said the bypass "will make the village far safer".

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