The Member of the Welsh Parliament for Montgomeryshire has this week raised the need for repair work on the Cefn Bridge in Trewern.
After raising the need for repair work with the Minister for Transport, Ken Skates MS, on the floor of the Senedd this week, (Wednesday 27th January), Mr George said:
"Many people in Montgomeryshire live, work and access public services on different sides of the Wales-England border, and I feel that stronger cross-border infrastructure will provide a major boost for communities in Mid Wales.
“In recent years, we have seen how delays to repairing Cefn Bridge in Trewern has caused congestion and huge disruption for people living in the area and across Mid Wales. The bridge has been hit a number of times and traffic lights have caused a lot of inconvenience for motorists.
"We have also seen how flooding has forced the closure of the B4393 at Llandrinio on a number of occasions. Most people agree that both the A458 Road (Welshpool to Shrewsbury) and the B4393 Road (Llandrinio to Shrewsbury) need improvements.
"For the A458 road, a significant number of people have expressed concerns about the safety of Cefn Railway Bridge and also raised concerns about the speed of vehicles on this road. I will continue to work alongside Cllrs Amanda Jenner and Lucy Roberts on these matters.
Cllr. Amanda Jenner, County Councillor for Trewern, added:
“I am pleased that this matter has been raised with the Minister in the Welsh Parliament and look forward to receiving an update on when the work will commence on Cefn Bridge so that the traffic lights can be removed.
"I have been working with Russell’s office regarding ongoing concerns that residents have about the safety of this stretch of road and I am grateful for this for once again being highlighting to the Minister.”
Minister for Transport, Ken Skates MS, agreed to update Russell George MS over the coming weeks.