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Road jobs call from BRF

27th November 1982
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Page 8, 27th November 1982 — Road jobs call from BRF
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HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT and lower road construction prices are major reasons to speed up vital road building work in West Wales, according to the British Road Federation.

Re-construction work along the A48 and A40 trunk route between the M4 and Fishguard would benefit the Welsh economy and generate jobs in a depressed area.

In a letter to Welsh Secretary Nicholas Edwards, BRF director Kenneth Cannell said: "Major improvements are vital to aid the development of industry and tourism."

"Work along the roads has been promised by successive Governments for many years. The trunk route is listed by the Welsh office as of 'strategic importance—.

The proposed start to road improvements is not until 1987, and the BRF has asked for an earlier start on some of the vital work along the A48 and A40.

"Safety would also be improved and many towns and villages along the route would be relieved of heavy through traffic," Mr Cannell added.

"The bottlenecks and jams that occur, especially in the summer months, could also be reduced by improvements along the trunk roads which link to the M4 at Pont Abraham."

"Failure to improve significantly the route westwards from the M4 has undermined the usefulness of the motorway and its benefits," he said.

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