Cymdeithas Hanes Brynmawr
Section 2 of the A465 Heads of the Valleys Road
Converting the 8km of the A465 between the Glanbaiden junction at Gilwern and the Brynmawr roundabout to 2 lanes in each direction, began at the end of 2014 and is due for completion by late 2018.
Since this work commenced, it has been difficult to get any vantage points to take photographs of the work, but Gwyn Jenkins, who is the proprieter of Jenson Travel of Pontypool (See link below) has taken some aerial photos near the Brynmawr roundabout and uploaded them to Facebook. We contacted Gwyn and he kindly gave us permission to use them on this website.
A465 Dualling - Welsh Assembly website.
A465Facebook -The Section 2 Facebook page.
A465 Video - Flythrough video of the road in both directions.
Sections 5 & 6 of A465 from Dowlais to Hirwaun
These are the last two sections of the A465 Heads of the Valleys Road Dualling to be completed, work is due to start in the summer of 2019 and finish by the end of 2022
Aerial Photographs taken October 2016
Aerial Photographs taken January 2017
October 2017 - The Gateway Bridge is erected near the Brynmawr Roundabout
A 48 metre single span footbridge was erected over the A465 at Intermediate Road during the weekend of 6th -8th January, a 3min:22sec time lapse video of the work can be viewed by clicking on the following link to the VIMEO website
Drone photos (courtesy of Gwyn Jenkins) of the construction of the arch on the Gateway Bridge, also other construction work in that area.
Drone photos (courtesy of Gwyn Jenkins) - The Gateway Bridge supports have now been removed.