– Carl Sargeant, Minister for Social Justice & Local Government
The A465 is a crucial artery of our transport network and the principal road link between West Wales and the Midlands.
But this scheme isn't just about improving a road.
In addition to improving safety and shortening travel times for commuters and businesses, dualling the Heads of the Valleys road will also contribute to the wider regeneration of the region.
An improved Heads of the Valleys route will play a role in tackling poverty for the region by improving links to key sites within education, health centres and jobs.
Another lane will be added to the Heads of the Valley road between Bryn Mawr and Tredegar following the announcement of almost £82m of European funding.