We want to make improvements to the A470 at Pontybat.
Project status: planned/preliminary design (WelTAG stage 3)
Region/county: mid Wales
Start date: early 2021
End date: autumn 2021
Technical advisors and designers: WSP
Registered with considerate constructors scheme: not yet
What we are doing
We want to introduce a new four-arm roundabout replacing the existing crossroads. A Differential Acceleration Lane (DAL) is proposed in the southbound direction towards Brecon.
Why we are doing it
We have identified a need to undertake safety improvements at existing junctions along the trunk road network.
We are consulting on a preliminary design and drafting the WelTAG Stage 3 report.
Award of consultant: winter 2016
WelTAG stage 1: 2017 to 2018
WelTAG stage 2: 2018 to 2019
WelTAG stage 3: 2020 to 2021
Preliminary design and preparation of orders: 2021
Detailed design and construction: around 12 months
Construction: around 6 months
How we are consulting
We are holding public forums at the end of preliminary design (WelTAG Stage 3). We are currently running a consultation on the proposals.
We will consider the consultation responses. Following this we will recommend preferred changes to the scheme by spring 2021.
Detailed design will begin in summer 2021.