A long-awaited decision on the Welsh Government’s plans for the M4 relief road is expected to be made on Tuesday.

First Minister Mark Drakeford will make a statement to the Welsh Assembly on the £1.4bn motorway project to the south of Newport.

Controversial plans for a new motorway to deal with congestion through the Brynglas Tunnels have been around since the early 1990s.

A public inquiry on the matter finished last year.

If it goes ahead the 14-mile (23km) six-lane motorway would be built south of Newport, between Magor and Castleton.

Mr Drakeford, who has been considering the report from the inquiry, had said a decision was expected to be announced at the beginning of June.

The first minister has kept his cards close to his chest. While he is widely

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