At the beginning of August last year I asked the following question and received the following response.
I refer to your recent question to the Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Investment in respect of a proposed footbridge at Devon Place:
Question to the Cabinet Member for Regeneration & Investment
In April 2014 the Transport Minister Edwina Hart announced £4 million funding package for Newport, some of which was intended for a new footbridge between Devon Place and Queensway for a much needed replacement to the underpass. The original intention was to upgrade the current footbridge, but I understand this is due to be demolished in May 2016 as part of the electrification works. So can you give Members an update of progress on this scheme and when do you expect the new footbridge to be completed ?
Response from the Cabinet Member for Regeneration & Investment
Examination of Network Rail's proposal for a new footbridge over the station between Devon Place and Queensway to replace the subway highlighted issues with construction as the central support was through the existing subway, a lift was required to provide Disability Discrimination Act access together with general buildability difficulties.
It has been agreed with Welsh Government to undertake a study to determine the best location and nature of a new footbridge linking to the regenerated city centre to facilitate the closure of the sub-way before detail design is undertaken.
The study is anticipated to be completed this year and detail design commenced upon receipt of Welsh Government approval with a view to the bridge being provided in 2016/17.
Since then an update was provided by the Minister at the time at the Assembly. Can the Cabinet Member give us an update of progress over the past year? Date received: 18 July 2016