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Im up around Blackwood/Nelson/Ystrad Mynach way next couple of weeks,jack_lord wrote: ↑04 Aug 2022 20:59When It is completed it will be a great road to the Midlands.
some great views along the way and much nicer than that damned m4 with all its own 50mph restrictions. Shame that Monmouth can't be bypassed as well.
It is an absolute pain at the moment and is adding so much time with hold ups at Hirwaun, Bavistock, Merthyr and Dowlais Top. It does seem to be an endless wait but for future travellers it will be so much better.
I did like it before mind!
You can guarantee that it'll all have a 50mph speed limit with average speed cameras along its length as well.3swan wrote: ↑03 Aug 2022 21:20Thanks
Looks like mid 2025 for completion
https://gov.wales/a465-section-5-and-6- ... op-hirwaun
Hirwaun, Aberdare area's are a nightmare to navigate at the moment.3swan wrote: ↑03 Aug 2022 14:25Yes that's the last stretch being worked on. Always used the HoV for home games. M4 route about 20 miles longer so didn't find much difference time wise.JackSomething wrote: ↑03 Aug 2022 09:20I have to take it a lot as the wife's family are from Ebbw Vale. The Ebbw to Abergavenny part seemed to take forever, but it was a hell of a job to be fair. I think they've been working on the Hirwaun to Dowlais stretch for over a year now, not sure how long that section will take. At least that will be it and then the whole road will be dual carriageway.
I wouldn't usually take it to go to Brum though, even without roadworks. M4 to Newport, A449 to Raglan, then A40/M50 every time unless there's been an accident.