Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council offices, Ebbw Vale, seen from the A4281
The A4281 is a fairly recently created route in Ebbw Vale. As well as forming a north-south relief road for the town centre it has also taken over a section of the former A465 (Heads of the Valleys Road) following the opening of a new, dualled alignment of that road.
The first part of the road is a newly built link running north from a roundabout on the A4046 at Victoria – close to Ebbw Vale Parkway station – beside the railway line, through the centre of Ebbw Vale on an old rail alignment, and then further north to Rassau, where it meets the former alignment of the A465. Since August 2015, the A4281 has been extended east and west along this old alignment to meet the new route of the Heads of the Valleys Road at the Ebbw Vale East and Ebbw Vale West junctions.