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The Hirwaun junction will connect Brecon road, Hirwaun road and the current A465 road, and allow the new A465 dual carriageway to pass below the junction.

First published:
15 September 2021
Last updated:
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A satellite map showing the junctions where work will take place
Map showing Hirwaun junction plans.​​​​

What we’re doing

  • archaeological investigations
  • demolishing existing properties
  • laying temporary road
  • building bridges
  • installing drainage and culverts
  • moving utilities
  • building a roundabout

To build this road, we will cut up to 40 feet (12.5 metres) into the surface.

We will build a bridge built over the A465 to provide access to the Mynydd Bwllfa wind farm.

We will build a roundabout at Trewaun to connect Penywaun and Hirwaun. We will build 2 bridges to connect Brecon road to the A465.

We will build a temporary road to provide space for the new road. There will be no access to the A465 at the new Hirwaun Junction.

Current progress

We have:

  • cleared vegetation ready for work to start
  • carried out archaeological investigation works
  • moved existing utilities services away from the building area
  • built a new temporary road (see orange lines on the map). This has allowed us to move all A465 traffic and provide space to build Hirwaun overbridge (west).

Next steps

  • spring 2021 to spring 2022: we will build the new roundabout and connecting road (see red lines on the map).
  • in 2022: We will build the windfarm access bridge and Hirwaun overbridge (west). We will also be building culverts (tunnel structures for water drainage), moving utilities and putting up fences.

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