Last updated: 27 April 2017

Where & Why?

The closure is required to enable numerous operations throughout the site at many fronts which cannot proceed safely unless a full possession is available.

Other works will also be undertaken which do not necessitate a closure but will reduce the frequency of two-way traffic signals before and after this proposed closure.

Diversions & Safety Measures

Road closures are planned for the following dates:

The closure will be effective:

Three diversion routes are advised, one of which is signed from Brynmawr roundabout on the A465 in the west and from Hardwick roundabout on the A465 in the east. Access to Glanbaiden roundabout is possible from Hardwick roundabout in the east along the A465 towards Gilwern during the closure.

For eastbound travellers, the local signed diversion from Hardwick roundabout in the east follows the A4042 towards Mamhilad and Pontypool, then the A472 towards Hafodyrynys and Crumlin, then the A467 north towards Abertillery and on to Brynmawr. The diversion is also signed in the opposing direction for westbound travellers.

Cross carriageway crossings of the A465 will be possible at Saleyard from Station Road in the south to Main Road in the north and vice versa. Cross carriageway crossing will be possible, utilising side roads, at Gilwern from Station Road in the south to Main Road in the north and and vice versa.

We are carrying out this work on a 24 hour basis to reduce disruption to the public. A protocol is in place to enable emergency vehicles to pass through the works during the closure and to reopen the road in the event of disruption on the M4.

Enquiries

Overall Contract Duration December 2014 to September 2018.

For further information, please go to:

http://www.traffic-wales.com/VoyagerNews.aspx?NEWSID=6228

http://gov.wales/topics/transport/roads/schemes/a465/section-2