Mid Wales

Work on £53m Newtown bypass to begin in March

Work on a £53m road aimed at easing congestion around a Powys town will start in March, the transport minister has announced.

Edwina Hart said construction work on the Newtown Bypass will create 90 jobs and apprenticeships.

The four-mile (6.5 km) bypass will run from Llanidloes Road, to the west of the town, to Pool Road in the east.

Ms Hart said a contract had been awarded to Alun Griffiths Ltd, with work to begin on 7 March.

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