The A487 forms part of the Welsh Government’s South – North network of trunk roads, and runs predominantly through the western part of Wales, linking Fishguard in Pembrokeshire with the Northern areas of Wales.
The length of A487 in North and Mid Wales runs from near Cardigan to the A470 jct at Cross Foxes and covers some 96 Kms.
The A487 carries significant levels of Heavy Goods Vehicles all year and heavy tourist traffic during the summer period and commuter traffic in localised areas. It also provides a corridor for public transport, serving the surrounding towns and villages, rural businesses, schools and leisure activities.
The A487 corridor is predominantly single carriageway and with varying standard throughout.