A468 road

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A468 road
Route information
Length: 11.9 mi[1] (19.2 km)
Major junctions
east end: A467 A467 road Bassaleg
51°34′33″N 3°02′37″W / 51.5759°N 3.0435°W / 51.5759; -3.0435
  A469 A469 road
A4054 A4054 road
west end: A470 A470 road Nantgarw
51°33′34″N 3°16′06″W / 51.5595°N 3.2683°W / 51.5595; -3.2683
Location
Primary
destinations
:
Newport, Wales
Road network

The A468 is a principal road from Newport to Nantgarw. The current route begins at the A467 in Bassaleg then passes through Rhiwderin, Machen, Trethomas, Bedwas and Caerphilly, terminating on the A470.

History[edit]

Originally the A468 began at the Handpost Pub on the junction with the former A467 (reclassified to B4240) and proceeded west along Bassaleg Road, passing under a pair of stone arch bridges carrying the Ebbw Valley Railway and the Brecon and Merthyr Railway before reaching the current starting point.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Driving directions to Caerphilly Rd/A468". Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "A468". The Society for All British and Irish Road Enthusiasts. Retrieved 28 May 2014. 

Coordinates: 51°35′27″N 3°07′38″W / 51.59077°N 3.12724°W / 51.59077; -3.12724