What are they doing on A465?
As part of the work to upgrade the A465 to a dual carriageway, temporary overnight traffic lights are to be deployed on the A465 between… More Hirwaun (Trewaun) and Tower Road, adjacent to the current bridge construction. These will be in operation between 20:00 and 00:00hrs on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 July 2022.
Is the A465 finished?
Construction is due to start in spring 2021 and be completed by mid-2025.
Where does the A465 start and finish?
The A465 runs from Bromyard in Herefordshire, England to Llandarcy near Swansea in South Wales.
When did the heads of the valleys start?
The road was originally built in the 1960s, one of five key routes identified by the Ministry of Transport in a post-war economy to link the area to the Midlands.
Is the A465 open?
The A465 carriageway is unaffected by the works and will remain open.
What are they building in Hirwaun?
spring 2021 to spring 2022: we will build the new roundabout and connecting road (see red lines on the map). in 2022: We will build the windfarm access bridge and Hirwaun overbridge (west). We will also be building culverts (tunnel structures for water drainage), moving utilities and putting up fences.
What is the speed limit on the A465?
We have lowered the speed limit on the A465 between the A4059 / A465 Rhigos and the A465 / A470 Cefn Coed roundabouts from 60 to 40mph. Why have we changed the speed limit to 40mph? We have changed the speed limit to 40mph to keep roadworkers and road users safe.
Are there any services on the A465?
There are modern service stations (petrol stations) at regular intervals along the road, so there should be places to find a toilet and refreshments.
Is A465 open a Brynmawr?
We have: opened the A465 westbound Brynmawr on-slip. opened the A465 westbound Brynmawr off-slip. built the footbridges at Pont Harri (open early 2022).
Is the A465 open now?
** The main A465 carriageway will remain open and unaffected by the resurfacing.
Are there speed cameras on the A465?
Where are the speed cameras and when are they active? The cameras are placed on overhead frames and roadside structures. They will measure speeds on the A465 between the A4059 / A465 Rhigos and the A465 / A470 Cefn Coed roundabouts. They can enforce 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Is the A465 at Brynmawr open?
Is the Heads of the Valleys road finished?
The total closure of the road on a handful of weekends was also proposed. In reality, it was very different. It was not completed until six weeks ago – more than three years over schedule. It cost a lot more than had been expected, too – it was a £110 million over budget.
Is there speed cameras on the A465?
Is A465 open a brynmawr?
Is Abergavenny road open?
There are currently no traffic incidents to report in this area.
What is the speed limit on A465?
Can you slow down right before speed camera?
Myth 3 – Slowing down or speeding up can fool the camera The only sure way to avoid triggering the camera is to stick within the speed limit. Driving even faster is not going to do you any good at all. If you are driving at or below the speed limit when driving past the speed camera then you will be ok.
What is the dualling of the A465 trunk road?
The dualling of the A465 trunk road between Hirwaun and Dowlais Top is the first road scheme being delivered through the Welsh Government’s innovative Mutual Investment Model (MIM). The scheme will improve road safety, reliability and travel times and includes extensive provision for active travel along the route.
Why is the A465 still a single carriageway?
Most of the A465 has been or is in the process of being improved to a dual carriageway, but Sections 5 and 6 (the 17km stretch between Dowlais Top, Merthyr Tydfil and Hirwaun) remain a single carriageway with at-grade junctions. These unimproved sections have a high accident rate, severe congestion and poor journey time reliability.
What is the A465 Heads of the Valleys Project?
We are converting the A465 from Dowlais Top to Hirwaun to 2 lanes in each direction. This road project is known as the A465 Heads of the Valleys section 5 and 6. The project will extend between Hirwaun and Dowlais Top for 11 miles (17.7km).
Where is the A465?
The A465 runs across the northern edge of industrial south Wales Valleys. From the M4 west of Swansea, the road runs parallel to the M4 and connects through to the M40, and on to the English midlands, providing an important west-east connection.