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Heads of the Valleys A465 upgrade after £82m funding

10 December 2012 Last updated at 19:21 GMT

Road works to create a dual carriageway on a stretch of the A465 Heads of the Valleys road will go ahead after the award of £82m of funding.

After securing European funding, the Welsh government said dualling of the Brynmawr to Tredegar road could progress.

The work is part of a wider scheme to improve the road, ease congestion and tackle accident hotspots.

Construction is expected to start next year, with completion due in 2015. Rhodri Lewis reports.

£82m for Heads of Valleys road