A470 Cwmbach to Newbridge

Scheme outline

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.

This scheme was completed in and we're no longer accepting updates or changes to this page.

Timescale
2010-2011
Cost
£
51m
Status
Completed
Type
Bypass or realignment
for use by all traffic
Highway authority
Funding
Welsh Assembly

Progress

This scheme has been completed and CBRD is no longer accepting progress updates.
14 September 2010

Construction started in February 2010.

26 August 2011

In his response to a question raised at the Welsh Assembly on 3 August 2011, the Minister for Local Government and Communities has indicated that the scheme is still on schedule to be completed by the end of the year. The total cost of construction has been put at £50m.

9 December 2011

The new road was officially opened yesterday.

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With thanks to Michael Pritchard for information on this page.