THE MINISTER for Economy and Transport and Minister for North Wales officially opened the final section of the Llangefni Link Road this morning.

During his visit, Ken Skates said the completed scheme would "bring great benefits to the local area and Anglesey as whole".

"A high quality transport system is absolutely vital to achieving economic growth in North Wales and I am delighted to officially open the final section of Llangefni Link Road which is key to enabling people to access jobs and services," he said.

“This is an important project that will bring benefits both to the local area and to the island of Anglesey. It is also a great example of partnership working, with the Welsh Government, Isle of Anglesey County Council, Grŵp Llandrillo-Menai and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority all contributing to the successful delivery of the scheme.

“I am particularly pleased that the scheme has helped support the construction of new business units on Bryn Cefni Industrial Estate and an extension to the Anglesey Business Centre, helping local businesses to grow and providing welcome job opportunities.

"Following the recent news about Wylfa Newydd, we continue to put pressure on the UK Government into assuring us they are doing everything possible to bring this project to Anglesey and move things forward.”

The Llangefni Link Road connects Coleg Menai and Bryn Cefni Business Park, key sites in the Anglesey Enterprise Zone, with the A5114 and A55 and will improve traffic congestion in the town centre.

The Link Road has been delivered in four sections with the Welsh Government investing more than £10 million in the scheme.

Ken Skates officially opened sections one and two of the link road in March 2017, before section three was opened to traffic in December 2017.

Anglesey’s portfolio holder for Highways, Waste and Property, Councillor Bob Parry, said: "The Llangefni Link Road will help secure significant economic benefit opportunities for Llangefni and Anglesey.

"It will provide a key driver for the expansion of the Grŵp 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.

"I'd like to thank the Minister, Ken Skates, and the Welsh Government for their support in bringing this project to fruition. I would also like to thank both contractors, Alun Griffiths and Jones Bros, for their excellent work alongside the project team."