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We funded Vale of Glamorgan council to improve Five Mile Lane.

Region / County:
Vale of Glamorgan
Start date:
December 2017
End date:
main works completed summer 2019
£25.8 million
First published:
31 July 2018
Last updated:


Why we did it

The planned improvements will:

  • reduce variation in journey time between Culverhouse Cross and Cardiff Airport Enterprise Zone
  • reduce variation in journey time between Culverhouse Cross to St Athan Enterprise Zone
  • discourage traffic from using alternative routes to the enterprise zones
  • improve access to the enterprise zones for public transport, pedestrians and cyclists

About the project

Vale of Glamorgan council submitted planning application for the project in spring 2016, and was granted planning permission in winter 2016.

They appointed Capita as the Employers Agent for the project and Bruton Knowles as the land agent. Vale of Glamorgan council made a Compulsory Purchase Order to buy the land in summer 2017 following a Public Inquiry.

The work was completed in summer 2019.

The works

We have built 4km of new road, east of the existing A4226. This new stretch of road starts near the Amelia Trust Farm. It rejoins the A4226 near the River Weycock bridge and the Welsh Hawking centre.

There are 2 new junctions to reach settlements to the west of the new stretch of road, and 1 junction to the east.

You can find more details about the project on the Vale of Glamorgan Council planning portal.

Next steps

Vale of Glamorgan council is carrying out aftercare works which include:

  • landscape maintenance
  • ecological surveys
  • grass cutting

These services will continue until early 2025.