WG – New M4 Relief Road – Newport - Project Profile
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The Welsh Government (WG), through the Minister for Economy, Science, and Transport, is planning to undertake the M4 relief road project in South Wales, the UK.
The project involves the construction of a 23km six-lane motorway which connects Magor and Castleton. It will include the construction of two junctions at Glan Llyn, near Llanwern steel works and at Newport docks, a new 2.5km long bridge will be built over the River Usk south of Newport, and underground tunnels and the installation of safety systems.
In September 2013, three options were put forward for consultation – Black, Purple, and Red routes.
Black route and Purple route both suggest building a three-lane motorway between junction 23 at Magor and junction 29 at Castleton, but via slightly different routes. The Red option was for a new dual carriageway.
In the fourth quarter of 2013, a "blue route" was put forward as a fourth option by independent transport experts. However, it was not considered by the government.
In January 2014, the proposals for the project were favored by Newport council.
In July 2014, the project was approved by the Welsh government and Black route was selected as the preferred option.
The Welsh Government will use an early contractor involvement (ECI) procurement route for the project and has formally launched the bid process on August 18, 2014, as the deadline for the bidders. Five firms have submitted the bids for the project. They are a joint venture of Costain, Vinci Construction Grands Projets, and Taylor Woodrow; Bouygues/Alun Griffiths/Roadbridge; Ferrovial/Dawnus; FCC/Sir Robert McAlpine/Morgan Sindall; and a Balfour/Carillion joint venture.
In March 2015, a joint venture of Costain, Vinci Construction Grands Projets and Taylor Woodrow secured Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract for the proposed project.
Arup and Atkins have been appointed to carry out the consultation on the project.
On February 28, 2017, public consultations commenced for route assessment.
In January 2018, WG agreed to carry out US$188m improvements to the docks proposed by Associated British Ports (ABP), which confronted that bridge being built as a part of project would would damage historic landscape.
Public consultations are ongoing and expected to be concluded in May 2018. As the WG accorded the improvements, the proposed projects delayed to 2024 rather than 2021.Scope
The project involves the construction of a 23km three-lane motorway which connects Magor and Castleton in South Wales, the UK.
The US$1,948 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of a new 2.5km long bridge will be built over the River Usk south of Newport
2. Construction of underground tunnels
3. Construction of two junctions at Glan Llyn near Llanwern steel works and at Newport docks
4. Installation of safety systems
5. Construction of other related infrastructure facilitiesReasons To Buy
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