- November 6, 2014
- Posted by: David Rees AM
- Category: Latest News
Today Aberavon’s Assembly Member, David Rees, has written to the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport and challenged the allegation made in the Evening Post’s article on the 5th November that the decision on a permanent closure of Junction 41 was ‘all over and done’. He has continued to express his, and the public’s, concern over the impact that the closure is having upon the town and the traffic chaos which has been caused throughout Port Talbot, as motorists use local routes to get to and from work during the week.
David Rees stated: “I am campaigning alongside the people of Aberavon and local councillors to keep junction 41 open and to end the part time closure as soon as possible.”
“As this trial period continues, we are seeing more motorists from Port Talbot and the Afan Valley facing extensive delays as they travel westwards during peak times. We will continue to closely monitor the impact on local residents as we continue to raise our opposition of this proposal from the Welsh Government. Since becoming aware of the proposal and throughout the trial, I have had many discussions with Ministers and officials to express my strong opposition to any junction closure and we have seen the public come behind the campaign against the proposal.”
David Rees added: “It is vitally important that people submit their views on this trial closure. From now until April they have the chance to let the Welsh Government know how this closure is affecting them and their family. Comments are to be submitted at http://www.traffic-wales.com/VoyagerNews.aspx?NEWSID=1214 . If people also have any photographic evidence, I urge them to also send this to traffic wales where all correspondence will be viewed by those assessing the impact of the closure. Together, we can fight this.”
He concluded “I believe that my place as Assembly Member for the people of Aberavon is to represent the views of my constituents and I will continue to do just that in every way possible.”