Highways England Transport Updates

12/9/18: Emergency repairs to Northbound link between A4 Avonmouth and M49 – remaining closed until 06:00 on 14th Sept. 2018

6/9/18: Closure of M5 between junctions 18 and 17 overnight starting Sat 15th Sept. 2018

15/8/16     M4/M5 Managed Motorways – Almondsbury Interchange Works

Managed Motorways AMI Lanyard Changes Closures pictureSkanska, working on behalf of Highways England, is planning some overnight closures around the M4/M5 Managed Motorways zones in August and September 2016.


The works will begin this week and are currently programmed in from Tuesday 16 August 2016  – Thursday 8 September 2016.


There will be various overnight full closures around the Almondsbury interchange for the quarterly maintenance programme within Managed Motorways. The works are to carry out various repairs to the gantry signals, along with other activities such as surveys and maintenance works.


Please find above and attached a map showing a schematic of the zones, together with a programme of when each closure will be in place. The times on each closure date will vary, but total closures will be no earlier than 21:00 hours, with the road being re-opened by 06:00 hours at the very latest. During these closures, clearly signed diversion routes will be in place.


Highways England understand these works may cause some inconvenience and disruption to you, and they would like to apologise in advance and kindly ask for your patience whilst the works are taking place.


Please note that whilst they always aim to work to the programme, unforeseen circumstances may mean slight changes to the programme. If this happens, they will do our best to notify you as soon as possible.


If you require any further information, please don’t hesitate to contact them at the Highways England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or by email: info@highwaysengland.co.uk


11/5/16 Advance notice: M32 weekend closure in June

Closures will occur on the M32 between junctions 1 and 3 from 8pm on Friday 10 June until 6am on Monday 13 June.

More details here

7/4/16 Essential renewal works to the Variable Message Sign (VMS) on the M5 northbound at J19

“The works will begin on Wednesday 6 April 2016 and will last approximately seven weeks. The works will involve the renewal of the existing VMS gantry sign located on the M5 northbound between J19 and J18, as the existing sign is outdated. The updated version will be more beneficial to road users for providing up to date travel information, including diversion warnings, weather and road conditions and warnings to reduce speed, allowing road users to make better, more informed decisions about their journey.

The majority of the works will be carried out during the day with narrow lanes and speed restrictions in place for the duration of the scheme. Due to the type of work taking place and to ensure the safety of both the travelling public and our workforce, some of the works will be undertaken overnight, with lane closures and full night time closures of the M5 J19 northbound entry slip road. It is anticipated we will require a t