SO1210 : A465 improvements, Nantybwch roundabout (4)

taken 5 years ago, near to Tafarnaubach, Blaenau Gwent, Great Britain

A465 improvements, Nantybwch roundabout (4)
A465 improvements, Nantybwch roundabout (4)
Looking eastward along the A465 Heads of the Valleys Road as it approaches the Tredegar turnoff.
Behind the viewpoint is the section of the road from Dowlais Top to Tredegar that was dualled from 2002-4 LinkExternal link .
In anticipation of the continued dualling beyond Tredegar, slip roads were constructed to a roundabout and a huge ridge of earth was left to take the future dual carriageway over the roundabout. This plan was subsequently changed to take the road under the roundabout. Work on this has now started and this photo shows work in progress to remove the ridge of earth.

See LinkExternal link for a picture before this work was started.
Dualling A465 road from Brynmawr to Tredegar
The A465 between Abergavenny and Neath connects the northern ends of the South Wales valleys and is therefore commonly known as the Heads of the Valleys road.
It is planned to improve the whole of this road up to dual 2-lane standard by 2020.
Compulsory purchase orders for the Brynmawr to Tredegar section were issued in August 2012 and the work is scheduled to be completed in early 2015. For most of this section, the existing A465 will be replaced by a new road to the north.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 July, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 6 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 1283 1061 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:47.2399N 3:15.9104W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 1271 1062
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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