A465 Christmas Break
Construction work on Section 3 of the Heads of the Valleys will be ceasing on the 19th Dec and recommencing on the 5th January. 24 hour security and traffic management supervision/maintenance will continue through this period.
The whole team would like to thank you for your interest in the scheme over the last year and would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.
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 see level since the A465 was constructed in 1960's but the new bridge for the slip now road takes it to 1368 feet (417m). Keep an eye out on Twitter for advance notice of the opening date.
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 concrete arch sections which form the culvert beneath Carno Embankment have now being lifted into place. Each of the 150 units weighs approx 28tonnes and have been placed to form a 9m high, 18m wide by 150m long culvert. The valley and arch are now in the process of being backfilled with material excavated from other parts of the scheme.
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 Scheme Plan
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.
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 due to commence early in 2015. 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 www.a465gilwern2brynmawr.co.uk