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Major Welsh road scheme given green light

A £150M road project on the A465 has been approved by Welsh transport minister Carl Sargeant.

The scheme will see the Brynmawr-to-Tredegar section of the Heads of the Valleys road turned into dual carriageway. It will help alleviate poor visibility, lack of overtaking opportunities and accident hotspots along the 7.8km route.

Construction is likely to start on site at the end of this year, with completion anticipated by 2015. Carilion was appointed contractor for the project back in March 2010 under an ECI deal and will be supported by Arup. The decision to proceed was taken by Sargent following a public inquiry in March.

Sargeant said: “The A465 is a crucial artery of our transport network and the principal road link between West Wales and the Midlands.

“Dualling the Heads of the Valleys road will help improve safety; shorten travel times for commuters and businesses; and contribute to the wider regeneration of the region.”

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