A470 Cwmbach to Newbridge

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Scheme Outline

Scheme details

Timescale
2010-2011
Status
Completed
Type
Bypass or realignment for use by all traffic
Cost
£ 51m
Authority
Welsh Assembly
Region: Wales
Finance
Welsh Assembly
Length
5.7 km
3.5 miles

The aim of this scheme is to replace a winding section of the A470 north of Builth Wells with a new single carriageway road to improve safety and overtaking opportunities. The new road will also allow traffic to avoid the low bridge at Cwmbach and the traffic lights at Pont-ar-Ithon.

Progress

14 September 2010 Construction started in February 2010.
26 August 2011
9 December 2011 The new road was officially opened yesterday.

More information

News story
bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-16082748

It's over!

This scheme has been completed, so it's no longer possible to edit any of the information on this page.

With thanks to Michael Pritchard for information on this page.

This scheme was last updated on 10 December 2011.