A £5 million scheme to upgrade the Pwllypant roundabout has officially finished – much to the relief of motorists.
The works, which started in October last year, will increase capacity at the key strategic location, as well as reduce congestion and improve journey times on the A468/9.
The new traffic signal system is designed to self-manage and balance flows between all the junctions.
Caerphilly County Borough Council has said there will be a bedding-in period over the first few weeks while the system learns.
Originally scheduled to last 12 months, the scheme has caused delays for thousands of motorists and is believed to have cost local businesses hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost trade.
Cllr Sean Morgan, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, said: “I have no doubt that the scheme’s completion has been welcomed by all concerned.
“We were obviously very conscious that the programme had extended beyond the originally scheduled 52 weeks, due both to circumstances beyond our control, and changes made to single lane running after listening to concerns from residents and businesses.
“Local traders are now able to take full advantage of the busy pre-Christmas trading period with no disruption”.
Cllr Sean Morgan added: “The works have undoubtedly caused disruption for residents, motorists and the business community, and I must thank everyone for their patience while these important works were carried out.”