THE Ynys Môn Assembly Member has sought assurances from the Welsh Government regarding the planned Menai crossing development

Rhun ap Iorwerth has urged the Welsh Government to make sure that "momentum is not lost" with regards to work on duelling the Britannia Bridge following the pausing of the Wylfa Newydd project.

Mr ap Iorwerth has led the campaign for improving the crossings over the Menai Strait since taking office as the Ynys Môn’s AM.

In the Assembly Chamber he recently asked the First Minister Mark Drakeford to ensure the project would continue and said that he felt there was a "very strong case" to seek joint investment from National Grid to invest towards the cost of the bridge development.

The Plaid Cymru AM said: “One cost-effective way of improving road networks is to find joint investment. There has been some talk about getting the National Grid to contribute to the cost of a new Menai crossing in order to carry cables as part of the Wylfa Newydd development—a bridge that would allow safe cycling to work to Parc Menai, for example, for the very first time.

“Now that the Wylfa Newydd proposal has been paused, I asked the First Minister if he agrees with me that it's important not to lose momentum with the new bridge proposal, and if he agrees that there is a very strong case to continue to seek joint investment from the grid by encouraging them to put the current cabling over the Menai on that new bridge.

“This would from part of a project worth billions of pounds that is happening in other parts of the UK to remove pylons and underground cables in areas of outstanding natural beauty.

"It would also be a way of removing the pylons that currently run through the middle of the village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll.”