Plaid Cymru Demand Action on Holyhead Breakwater and Port Linkroad

Pressure paying off on Third Crossing, too – as FM tells Rhun ap Iorwerth a preferred route will be announced by next year

Ynys Môn AM Rhun ap Iorwerth has called on Welsh Government to end the delay to plans to complete the link between the A55 and the Port of Holyhead. Speaking in the Assembly today, Rhun said the A55 was built to the port area, but not into the port itself. Plans have been drawn up which would see vehicles entering the port via the current route over Black Bridge, but exiting via a new link road alongside Victoria Road.

He also asked for assurances that the Government would invest in repairing the breakwater – vital for the long-term future of the Port.

In responding, the First Minister also turned to the Third Crossing over the Menai Strait, an issue pursued regularly by Rhun. A new route will be announced by next year. Ieuan Wyn Jones, the Plaid Cymru candidate for Ynys Môn took the key decision of commission a feasibility study into the Third Crossing when he was Deputy First Minister and Minister for Transport in 2007-11.