In November 2010 Business leaders warned that the road network in Wales was "creaking". The Welsh Assembly Government were forced to cut spending on economy and transport for 2013-14 by £10 million. The Economy and Transport Department faces a reduction of £116.5 million over the next three years. The money they do have will have to be spent on trunk road network improvement and maintenance projects falling from £75.4 million this year to £32.8 million in 2012-13.
The main roads in Wales are the responsibility of Transport Wales. Transport Wales looks after 75 miles of motorway and over 1000 miles of trunk road in Wales. Each year they spend around £210 million on this task.
Between North and South wales the Intra Wales Air Service will continue, but there are major improvements planned for the other routeways.
Rail is seen as a sustainable way and the Y Gerallt Gymro Holyhead to Cardiff fast train service will be maintained, also the section of rail between Shrewsbury and Chester via Wrexham will be improved, including dualling (so that trains can run in both directions at the same time) parts of the line between Chester and Wrexham. However the main improvements will be to the road network especially in Mid to North Wales.
The A470 north wards from Builth Wells will be the main beneficiary with nine sections being improved as well as improvements to the A483 and A487. There will be widening of pinch points, new straight sections built to replace lengthy winding sections and even by-passing of locations where settlement causes congestion.