MORE funding has been announced for the completion of the multi-million pound Llangefni link road scheme which is set to boost Anglesey's economy.

Economy and Transport Secretary Ken Skates has announced further Welsh Government cash for the project.

The investment will enable the delivery of section three of the project, with another £1.028 million being invested this financial year and up to £2.5 million provided in 2018-19, subject to an updated business case.

This brings Welsh Government contribution in the scheme to over £10.6 million.

The link road, which is being delivered in four sections, is a key part of Gr?p Llandrillo Menai's masterplan to develop its Llangefni Campus as an internationally-renowned energy and engineering training facility.

The link road will also be important in mitigating the impact of traffic in Llangefni town centre.

The Cabinet Secretary officially opened sections one and two of the link road in March, 2017. Section four, the construction of new roundabout junction of the A5114 and the Bryn Cefni Industrial Estate road, was opened to traffic in December.

The project as a whole has received funding from the Welsh Government, Isle of Anglesey County Council, Gr?p Llandrillo Menai and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

Economy and Transport Secretary Ken Skates said: “The Llangefni Link Road is a vital development which will not only enable Gr?p Llandrillo Menai to expand, but also improve access to Anglesey Enterpise Zone businesses and support the area to realise its potential for economic growth.

“All of this has been made possible thanks to a close working partnership between Welsh Government, Anglesey County Council, Gr?p Llandrillo Menai and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

“I am delighted today’s announcement will see this new route completed which will provide a big boost to the area.

Anglesey Council's portfolio holder for highways, waste and property, Councillor Bob Parry, said: "We’re delighted to have secured the funding needed to complete the final section of this important infrastructure project.”

"The Llangefni Link Road will help secure significant economic benefits for Llangefni and Anglesey. It will provide a key driver for the expansion of the Gr?p Llandrillo Menai campus and further training opportunities for our young people. The project will also improve access to our Enterprise Zone sites and A55 expressway, and help overcome traffic constraints in Llangefni.

Dafydd Evans, CEO - Gr?p Llandrillo Menai said: “The completion of the Llangefni link road will no doubt play an important role in the development of Llangefni, the Enterprise Zone and the surrounding region.

“Construction of the new engineering centre is already well underway, it’s a development that will play a significant role in the future development and growth of the region."

The work is expected to be completed towards the end of 2018.