Transport minister to visit closed Menai Suspension Bridge

IT HAS TAKEN six weeks but the Welsh Government’s Deputy Minister for Climate Change is set to pay a visit to the closed Menai Bridge. 

The bridge was forced to close in October.

Lee Waters, Deputy Minister for Climate Change, will visit the bridge that links Anglesey to mainland Britain on November 30.

Virginia Crosbie, Ynys Môn MP, said: “The Menai closure is not only impacting Ynys Môn but all of North Wales, especially considering the impact this will be having on the haulage industry with Holyhead being a major shipping port.

“Sadly, I am not surprised that a Labour minister in Cardiff Bay has taken so long to visit because we see so little from them when it comes to helping North Wales. 

“I hope this will now change and we can get the bridge open and Ynys Môn moving again.”

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Mr Waters is the Member of the Senedd for the Llanelli constituency. 

The A5 Menai Suspension Bridge is currently closed to traffic. Traffic is diverted via the A55 Britannia Bridge.

To improve the safety of the bridge, UK Highways A55 Ltd are replacing hangers. The Welsh Government plans to reopen the bridge in early 2023 to traffic weighing 7.5 tonnes and below.

 

North Wales Chronicle | Anglesey