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The work will maintain access from the industrial estate to Pant road.

First published:
15 September 2021
Last updated:
Map showing pant industrial estate junction plan
Map showing planned work at Pant industrial estate

What we’re doing

  • building a temporary car park 
  • realigning the Pant industrial estate access road
  • building a viaduct
  • moving utilities
  • building access roads
  • installing drains
  • putting up fences

We will replace the Pant viaduct with a new bridge. We will realign the road from Pant road to the Pant industrial estate to accommodate this new bridge.

Current progress

We have:

  • built a temporary roundabout that replaces the junction at Pant
  • installed protection slabs for utilities
  • built a temporary car park to move Merthyr Motor Auctions out of the way of the new works
  • cleared vegetation
  • put up temporary fencing
  • realigned Pant Industrial Estate access road
  • redirected under carriageway utility services
  • undertaken westbound earthworks
  • started building Rocky Road retaining wall
  • constructed Jones Street eastbound bridge abutments
  • completed mineworks.
Works at Pant industrial estate
Works at Pant industrial estate

Next steps - 2023 onwards

  • build a retaining wall at Rocky Road
  • widen existing road embankment to the south of the A465 between Pant Industrial Estate and Pant Road.
  • realign the A465 to the south for works to start on the eastbound carriageway
  • build the new Pant Road bridge in two halves. The first half will be built to the north of the existing bridge. When complete, traffic will move onto it, to allow the old bridge to be demolished and then southern half will be built
  • construct the eastbound carriageway.     

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