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Mid Wales

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Routes through mid-Wales are made primarily by car along the A470, A483, A487 and on the A49 across the border to England.

We are improving journey times and providing safer networks for cars, buses, coaches, community transport, cyclists, pedestrians and the emergency services. Where we have identified trunk road network improvements - we will create safe overtaking to improve:

  • reliability and
  • safety.

We will:

  • Work with the UK Government to deliver the intervention identified for the A458 from Buttington Cross to Wollaston Cross (discussions on funding are on-going).
  • Start the programme of works, by 2014, to the A470 and A483 through Builth Wells and the A483 through Newtown (as part of the north-south corridor proposals).

A458 Buttington Cross to Wollaston Cross

The scheme is proposed to improve approximately 9km of substandard road to address the poor accident record on this stretch of the A458.

A483 Newtown

Newtown is identified as a pinch point on the road network and improvement to the traffic situation within the town is seen as of strategic importance.
A483 Llandeilo

A483 Llandeilo

A Preferred Route was announced in June 2007 and it has been decided to proceed with the Purple Inner Eastern Route, modified to reduce its impact on the River Towy and its floodplain.

A470 Builth Wells

The study identified options for improvements to public transport, the road network, walking and cycling as set out in the National Transport Plan.