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Latest News

A465 Main carriageway – New Road Layout between Tredegar and Brynmawr

Both lanes of the new A465 carriageway are now operational in each direction (subject to localised single lane closures for finishing works) between Tredegar and Brynmawr. Please take care when joining from the new junctions as you will now be merging with the A465 traffic. Speed restrictions may be signed in places 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.


Carriageway Works Requiring Closures on the old A465.

Carillion will be undertaking works to the old A465 carriageway to change it from a 3 lane carriageway to a single carriegway plus cycleway between Rassau Industrial Est Roundabout and Ebbw Vale Roundabout.  This closure will start on the 5th October for approximately 3 months.  Local diversions will be signed utilising Bryn Serth Road.  We apologise in advance for any onconvenince this closure may cause to your journey time.

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 week commencing 21st September we apologise for any inconvenience this causes and will look to keep noise to a minimum.

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).

Carno Underpass Takes Shape

The road over Carno Valley is now 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.

A465 Dualling Section 3 - Officially Opened  28th Sept 2015

Edwina Hart - Minister for Economy, Science and Transport, officially opened the Brynmawr to Tredegar Section of the A465 today.  The Opening was marked by the unvailing of a plaque by the Minister and tree planting ceremony assisted by local school children from Ebbw Fawr Learning Community.  The ceremony marks completion of the third section of the A465 Abergavenny to Hirwaun Dualling Scheme being carried out by the Welsh Government.  

The project team would like to thank all of our neighbours for their patience and support during construction and all of our suppliers, subcontractors and workforce (many of which live locally to the scheme) for their efforts in delivering the scheme to a successful conclusion.

Work has now commenced to upgrade sections of the old road between Tredegar and Brynmawr.  This will invovle introduction of a new cycleway between Rassau Industrial Estate Roundabout and Ebbw Vale Roundabout as well as construction of a new junction with Llangynidr Road.  Please continue to read the right hand column of this page to find out about any restrictions to traffic including road closures.

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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