A40/Ross - Abergavenny

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A40
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From:  Ross on Wye (SO606255)
To:  Abergavenny (SO303128)
Via:  Monmouth
Meets:  A449, B4234, A49, B4260, A4137, B4164, A466, B4293, A465, B4598, A4042, B4233, B4521
Former Number(s):  A48, B4234, A471
Old route now:  B4260, A49, B4521
Highway Authorities

Highways England • South Wales Trunk Road Agent

Counties

Herefordshire • Monmouthshire

Route outline (key)
Arrowwest.jpg West Abergavenny - Brecon
A40 Ross - Abergavenny
East Arroweast.jpg Cheltenham - Ross

The A40 today avoids the centre of Ross on Wye, passing to the east and north of the town. At the point where the bypass makes its turn from north- to southwestbound it meets the Stafford to Ross section of the A449, which here has the additional role of carrying traffic to and from the western terminus of the M50, lying just 750 m away. The A449 will be subsumed by the A40 for the next 28 km through Monmouth to the point, just east of Raglan, where it springs back into life and continues its own, separate way to Newport.

1952 OS map showing the pre-bypass route of the A40 at Monmouth

This dual-carriageway section of the A40 is essentially an almost-motorway-standard extension of the M50, following the Wye Valley (although the river itself is not often to be seen, particularly in the section close to Symonds Yat where the road cuts through the hills, avoiding the Wye bends) before crossing into Wales just short of Monmouth. At Monmouth a headland separating the rivers Monnow and Trothy is pierced by a short tunnel and near Raglan, as noted earlier, the A40 and A449 part company, with the A40 striking west towards Abergavenny to meet the Heads of the Valleys Road (A465).

History

As originally conceived, the A40 took a shorter (as the crow flies, but in practice much twistier) route from Ross to Abergavenny, following the present A49 through Peterstow to Old Pike, then what is now the B4521 to Abergavenny.



A40
SectionsA40/Abergavenny - Brecon • A40/Brecon - Carmarthen • A40/Carmarthen - Haverfordwest • A40/Central London - Denham • A40/Cheltenham - Ross • A40/Denham - Wheatley • A40/Haverfordwest - Fishguard • A40/Wheatley - Witney • A40/Witney - Cheltenham
JunctionsAbbey Way Gyratory • Abergwili Roundabout • Arle Court Roundabout • Asthall Barrow Roundabout • Bank • Benhall Roundabout • Blackbridge Roundabout • Bridgend Square • Brynich roundabout • Burford Roundabout • Canaston Bridge Roundabout • Coxs Meadow • Cutteslow Roundabout • Denham Roundabout • Ealing Common • Eden Roundabout • Elmbridge Court Roundabout • Eynsham Roundabout • Forest Gate Junction • Gipsy Corner • Golden Valley Junction • Greenford Roundabout • Hanger Lane Gyratory • Hardwick Gyratory • Headington Roundabout • Highnam Corner • Highnam Roundabout • Hildersley Roundabout • Hillingdon Circus • Holborn Circus • Holland Park Roundabout • Holtspur Roundabout • Holtspur Temporary Terminal • Knaves Beech Interchange • Lancaster Gate Gyratory • Llanboidy Road Roundabout • Llandeilo Roundabout • London End Roundabout • Marble Arch • Marylebone Flyover • Old Beaconsfield Roundabout • Over Ross Roundabout • Over Roundabout • Oxford Circus • Paddington Interchange • Pedestal Roundabout • Penblewin roundabout • Pensarn Roundabout • Perivale • Polish War Memorial • Prendergast Roundabout • Pyebush Roundabout • Rafael roundabout • Raglan Interchange • Raglan Roundabout • Robeston Wathen Roundabout • Salutation Square • Savoy Circus • Scotchwell roundabout • Shepherds Bush Green • Square and Compass • St Giles Circus • St Pauls Gyratory • Stokenchurch Interchange • Swakeleys Roundabout • Tarell roundabout • Target Roundabout • Three Pigeons • Weston Cross • Westway Roundabout • Wheatley Interchange • Wilton Roundabout (Ross) • Windyhall roundabout • Withybush roundabout • Wolvercote Roundabout • Wood Lane
ServicesMonmouth services • Oxford services • Ross Spur services • Stokenchurch services • Symonds Yat services
CrossingsA40 Bridge • Bridstow Bridge • Carmarthen Bypass Bridge • Chain Bridge (Llandovery) • Cherwell Bridge • Fishguard - Rosslare ferry • Gibraltar Tunnels • Holborn Viaduct • Marylebone Flyover • Over Bridge • Pont Lesneven • Wheatley Bypass Bridge • Witney Bypass Bridge
RoadsA40 • A40(M) (Central London) • A40(M) (Denham - Stokenchurch) • E105 (London - Fishguard) • E30 • EuroVelo 1 • Ffordd Arfordirol • Herefordshire Cider Route • Longest Lane • NCN4 • Oxford Ring Road • T10 (Britain) • T17 (Britain) • T43 (Britain) • T75 (Britain) • T77 (Britain) • T78 (Britain) • T79 (Britain) • Watling Street
PlacesAbergavenny • Acton • Beaconsfield • Brecon • Burford • Carmarthen • Central London • Cheltenham • Fishguard • Gerrards Cross • Gloucester • Harrow • Haverfordwest • High Wycombe • Llandeilo • Llandovery • London • Monmouth • Oxford • Raglan • Ross-on-Wye • Shepherds Bush • St Clears • The City • Uxbridge • West End • Witney
MiscellaneousA40/History • A40/Named Junctions • A40/Route
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Other nearby roads
Ross-on-WyeA40 • A4137 • A4149 • A4152 • A449 • A48 • A49 • B4221 • B4228 • B4234 • B4260 • Herefordshire Cider Route • M50 • T43 (Britain) • T78 (Britain)
MonmouthA40 • A4136 • A466 • A48 • B4223 (Monmouth - Huntley) • B4232 (Monmouth - Kings Thorn) • B4233 • B4293 • B4458 (Monmouth) • T78 (Britain)
RaglanA40 • A449 • A48 • B4234 (Raglan - Llanvihangel) • T77 (Britain) • T78 (Britain)
AbergavennyA40 • A4042 • A4125 (Little Mill - Abergavenny) • A4143 • A465 • A471 • B4233 • B4245 (Little Mill - Abergavenny) • B4247 (Monmouthshire) • B4269 • B4521 • B4598 • EuroVelo 2 • T17 (Britain) • T76 (Britain) • T77 (Britain)