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.