The Welsh Government must do more to deliver progress on the Dinas Powys by-pass – South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has said.
Mr Davies this week raised the issue in the Senedd with First Minister Carwyn Jones – emphasising that “congestion straddles the whole area” and that resolving it must be a “top priority for ministers”.
In response – the First Minister described the issue as “primarily a matter for the Vale of Glamorgan Council” – a position Mr Davies called “incorrect”.
He pointed out that as a trunk road – funding for a by-pass is the responsibility of the Welsh Government – and so ministers must work proactively to make it a reality.
Mr Davies said, “Here we have a situation with the largest village in Wales being flanked by Wales’ largest town and our capital city – but appalling transport links between all three.
“For over four decades – residents of Dinas Powys have been promised a by-pass – and now it is time to make it a reality.
“As well as easing congestion in the village – the by-pass would effectively create a link road between Cardiff and Barry – so the entire Eastern Vale would benefit.
“Funding for the scheme is the responsibility of the Welsh Government – and in the past I have credited ministers for their receptiveness to it.
“The situation is quite clear – without Welsh Government funding the by-pass will not happen. Ministers must deliver in their duty to the residents of the Vale and provide the transport infrastructure the area needs.
[Picture: South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies joins campaigners calling for a Dinas Powys by-pass]