Wales' Transport Minister, Carl Sargeant, told us the Heads of the Valleys road is vital for people to access jobs, and for the economy to function properly.
The Deputy Minister for European Programmes, Alun Davies, said it is 'fundamental' infrastructure, which 'enables us to compete on the Welsh, UK, European and world stage.'
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Well a fabulous day today has ended on a spectacularly soggy note for some! Heavy rain, hail and thunder will work northwards overnight!
The Talyllyn runs from Tywyn, near Aberdovey, for more than seven miles to two villages in the south Gwynedd countryside.
Homes in parts of Tonypandy and Llwynypia are without water this evening due to a burst water main at Cilfynydd.