We’ve received some tweets, Facebook comments and calls about traffic problems in Chepstow which may be partly due to the road closure on the old Wye Bridge at the bottom of the town associated with the recently started refurbishment works of the bridge.
Our operations teams reviewed traffic management earlier and have proposed some changes which may help to alleviate the problem, however, we are anticipating that things will settle down over the next few days and furthermore the delays this morning may have been more attributed to the high winds and restrictions on the Severn Bridge.
It also seems that the traffic lights on the A48 at Tesco are not catering for the additional traffic on the A48. This operates on what is termed a SCOOT system which automatically sets the timings to traffic conditions and the Welsh Government are not easily able to adjust to allow more time to the main flow on the A48.
The traffic situation was checked last night (Wednesday, 6th May) and all seemed normal but we continue to check.