WG – A465 Abergavenny to Hirwaun Road Improvement – UK - Project Profile
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Welsh Government (WG) is undertaking A465 Abergavenny to Hirwaun Road Improvement project in Wales, the UK.
The project involves the improvements and upgrade of 42km road between Abergavenny and Hirwaun. It is being implemented in six sections.
WG selected the preferred routes in July 1995 and draft preferred routes were prepared in 1997. It had conducted the public consultation for the development of the project in 1998.
It includes the improvement of 6km road from the existing single three-lane road to two-lane road between Abergavenny and Gilwern.
BAM Nuttall Ltd was awarded the construction contract in December 2004. Following the contract, the main construction activities commenced in January 2005 and completed in May 2008.
It includes the conversion of 8km road between Glanbaiden junction at Gilwern and the Brynmawr roundabout to two-lane in each direction.
In June 2011, Costain Nuclear was appointed as the main contractor; Atkins Ltd and Halcrow (CH2M Hill Europe Ltd) as engineering design consultants; and RPS Group Plc as an environmental consultant.
Arcadis has been appointed as the project management consultant and Jacobs Engineering Group as the supervisor.
Construction work commenced in December 2014 and is currently underway.
As of September 2017, construction activities on two new bridges at Glanbaiden roundabout were completed and the two road bridges at Saleyard are nearing completion. The entire section is scheduled for completion by the second quarter of 2019.
It includes the conversion of 7.8km road between Brynmawr and Tredegar from a three-lane single carriageway to a two-lane dual carriageway. It also includes the construction of four junctions, eight bridges, and six retaining walls.
Carillion Plc was awarded as the main contractor in March 2010. Following the contract, the construction activities commenced in January 2013 and completed in September 2015.
It includes the improvement of 6.2km road between Tredegar and Dowlais Top.
A Joint Venture of HOCHTIEF (UK) Construction Ltd and Alun Griffiths Ltd was appointed as the design and build contractor in January 2002. The construction work on this section was completed in November 2004.
Sections V and VI:
It includes the conversion of 14km road between Dowlais Top and Hirwaun to two-lane in each direction.
Jacobs Engineering Group was appointed as technical advisor in September 2015, who had later completed the outline design works in the same year.
The public exhibition was held in December 2015.
Jacobs prepared draft Statutory Orders and Environmental Statement for these sections in July 2017.
The public consultations will be conducted by WG in February 2018. Following the decision from the Ministry in June 2018, the main contractor will be awarded in the third quarter of 2019. Construction is expected to commence in late 2019 and to be completed by the end of 2022.
Construction activities on Section II and planning activities on the Sections V and VI are ongoing simultaneously.Scope
The project involves the upgrade of 42km road between Abergavenny and Hirwaun in Wales, the UK.
The US$1,210 million project includes the following:
1. Improvement of 6km road from Abergavenny to Gilwern in Section I
2. Conversion of 8km road between Gilwern and Brynmawr in Section II
3. Conversion of 7.8km road between Brynmawr and Tredegar in Section III
4. Construction of four junctions, eight bridges, and six retaining walls in Section III
5. Improvement of 6.2km road between Tredegar and Dowlais Top in Section IV
6. Conversion of 14km road between Dowlais Top and Hirwaun in Section V and VIReasons To Buy
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