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A465 H.O.V Road Dualling  - Brynmawr to Gilwern - Page 2

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OCTOBER 2018 - PROGRESS OF WORK DURING THE SUMMER/AUTUMN 2018

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

Some of the completed construction at Brynmawr in October were :-

The Gateway Bridge

The footbridge over the road at Intermediate Road

The demolition of the road bridge at Intermediate Road

 

The following was taken from A465 Section 2 Facebook Page :-

"During the demolition works of Intermediate Road Bridge this weekend, we received a visit on Saturday from Alwyn Davies who worked on the original A465 scheme in the 1960’s. As part of Alwyn’s job he was involved with the concrete finishing works on Intermediate Road Bridge.

Alwyn is a keen follower of A465Section2 and has visited our office on a number of occasions with photographs and stories of his time on the project."

Jeff Mapps - Public Liaison Officer (Costain) - from whom we have previously obtained permission to use these images.

OCTOBER 2018 - Mr Alwyn Davies on the new Intermediate Road footbridge, watching the demolition of the road bridge, he shared some photos of work on the original A465 scheme in the 1960's and also many photos of in and around Clydach Dingle

In and around Clydach Dingle prior to the construction of the original Heads of the Valleys Road in the 1960's

OCTOBER 2018 - THE COMPLETION OF THE INTERMEDIATE ROAD FOOTBRIDGE

On Saturday 8th October, when the Intermediate Road Roadbridge was demolished, the footbridge giving access from Intermediate Road to  Clydach Dingle, Brynmawr Foundation School, the Hafod Road and Black Rock ,was opened - photographs below.