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Latest News

A465 Main carriageway – New Road Layout between Tredegar and Brynmawr

One lane of the new A465 carriageway is now open between Tredegar and Brynmawr in each direction. Please take care when joining from the new junctions as you will now be merging with the A465 traffic. Speed restrictions will remain in place as signed to protect the workforce along the length of the scheme. If you are travelling to Ebbw Vale, Rassau or Garnlydan, you must exit onto the old road as signposted.

A465 Main carriageway full nightime closures - Tredegar to Ebbw Vale West (Rassau)

A465 between Tredegar and Rassau will be closed  each night in both directions from 7.30pm on Tuesday 1st September to 06.00am on Friday 4th September. Diversion will be signposted with appropriate black signs on yellow background lining the route. A signed diversion route will be in place during the closure as shown on the attached map

We apologise in advance for the diversion and any inconvenience this may cause to your journey.

Closures between Tredegar Roundabout and Rhymney Junction (East only)

There will be overnight closures to the Eastbound slip roads between Tredegar Roundabout and Rhymney Junction to enable tie in of the new carriageway.  These closures will take place between 7.30pm on the 1st September and 6.00am on the 4th September with local diversions being signposted. We thank you in advance for your patience and apologies for any inconvenience the diversions may cause.

Re-surfacing works - Alan Davies Way to Bryn Serth

There will be temporary lights set up on the roundabout at Alan Davies Way on 23rd July 2015 in preparation for essential re-surfacing works beginning Monday 27th July from Alan Davies Way to Bryn Serth.  The works will take several weeks to complete and we apologise for any delays whilst this work is being carried out.

Note overnight works will take place under traffic signals on the 27th August and 1st August.

A465 Road Reaches New Heights.

The A465 East Bound on-slip road will be opening soon to take traffic from Ebbw Vale over the new A465 carriageway. The existing Highest Point of the A465 has been 1340 feet (409m) above sea level since the A465 was constructed in 1960's but the new bridge for the slip now road takes it to 1368 feet (417m).

Alan Davies Way Bridge (Rassau West) - Open

The new bridge constructed on Alan Davies Way is now open. It now allows traffic to use the north-south link at the western end of the Rassau Industrial Estate. The southern access link is now closed as a through-road, except for access to businesses along that section. A schematic drawing of access routes to each area of the industrial estate can be seen by clicking HERE.

Carno Underpass Takes Shape

The road over Carno Valley is almost complete having placed over 300,000 cubic meters of fill over the new concrete arch.


Other News

Carillion are continuing to support the local community through targeting local labour and suppliers where possible, providing resources for local events or providing funding to support activities. To read more about these, visit the Community Involvement page.


Read 'Latest News' in the right hand column for details of current and upcoming closures.  

A465 Dualling Section 3 Scheme Plan

The Scheme

Section 3 extends from Intermediate Road Bridge near Brynmawr roundabout to Nant y Bwch roundabout at Tredegar. It is the next phase of the A465 dualling scheme to be delivered by the Welsh Government, helping to improve journeys and drive regeneration along the Heads of the Valleys. The A465 forms a vital part of the Trans European Network link between Ireland and the Midlands.

Construction Updates

All the latest information about the construction works can be seen by clicking the above tabs, including details of roadworks layouts, progress photo's, construction details, upcoming activity. Within each section there is a location specific 'Blog' which provides short information updates relating to that area.

General Blog Feed

There is also a general blog feed which provides updates on matters affecting the whole scheme. It will give you brief updates on imminent changes to the works or new information added to the website - click this link regularly to keep up to date.

A465 Section 2 Gilwern to Brynmawr

The next section of the A465 Heads of the Valleys Dualling Scheme is now underway. It will involve dualling the section of A465 road between Gilwern roundabout and Brynmawr (just North of Intermediate Road Bridge). For further information on Section 2 visit the Costain website on

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This is the Team responsible for delivering Section 3 Heads of the Valleys Dualling, headed by the Welsh Government. Click on the logo to view Organisation websites.

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