National Highways will shortly be carrying out essential works on the M5 between junctions 14 to 17. The works are currently programmed as follows: Monday 2 October to Wednesday 4 October – M5 junction 14 to 17 fully closed in both directions overnight between the hours of 9pm and 6am the following morning. This is to allow us to switch the traffic management in preparation for the first contraflow phase. Wednesday 4 October to Saturday 7 October – M5 junction 14 to 17 fully closed in both directions overnight between the hours of 10pm and 6am the following morning. This is to allow us to switch the traffic management in preparation for the first contraflow phase Sunday 8 October – M5 junction 14 to 17 closed southbound only overnight between the hours of 10pm and 6am the following morning. This is so we can complete the installation of the new contraflow phase. To minimise disruption, we’ll be working overnight when there are fewer vehicles on the road. During the day we will keep the road open as usual. We’ll make every effort to ensure the impact on the local community is kept to a minimum, but apologise in advance for any disturbance these works may cause. There will be fully signed diversion routes in place during the full overnight closures of the M5 between J14-17 but please allow extra time for your journey. We always aim to work to the programme, however unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions may mean changes. Please monitor www.trafficengland.com to keep updated. If you would like further information about this work, please contact the National Highways Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000, open 24/7, who will direct your enquiry to the most appropriate person, or email: email@example.com. For information on all our works in the South West please follow us on X (formerly Twitter) @HighwaysSWEST
From National Highways: The bridges on the M5 at junctions 15 and 16 (Almondsbury and Patchway) are now over 50 years old and in need of refurbishment. Waterproofing, surfacing, expansion joints and repairs to the concrete are needed to maintain bridge deck integrity. This is part of ongoing bridge refurbishment works by the local National Highways South West team. We’ve organised the work to overlap with the M4/M5 dynamic hard shoulder enhancements – reducing how long traffic management will be in place and enabling our contractors to share resources and cut costs. The M5 bridge refurbishment works have been planned to avoid the peak summer getaway season, but some preparatory work will be carried out in advance. Summary of works 31 July 2023 to end August 2023 (approx 1 month) Preparation work commenced. Overnight closures (20:00 to 06:00 subject to traffic flow) in place between M5 J15 and M5 J17. September 2023 Narrow lanes in place 24/7 Bridge refurbishment preparation works continue including construction of a crossover. October 2023 Contraflow in place The bridge deck works will be carried out in 4 distinct phases, each one requiring a change in the contraflow layout. The project will be running until Summer 2024. There is no information as to how long the contraflow will be in operation National Highways project page can be found here:
Essential works to carry out carriageway patch repairs at various locations will commence on 22 May for 3 nights westbound and from 30 May for 3 nights eastbound. The work will be carried out at night between the hours of 20:00 and 06:00. Full carriageway closure. 22/05/2023 – 25/05/2023M4 westbound closed from J22 Pilning to J23A Magor. M48 westbound closed from J2 Newhouse to J23 Rogiet.This road must also be closed to prevent access to the roadworks area on the M4. 30/05/2023 – 02/06/2023M4 eastbound closed from J23A Magor to J22 Pilning.M48 eastbound closed from J23 Rogiet to J2 Newhouse. This road must also be closed to prevent access to the roadworks area on the M4.In order to provide the necessary safety zones and minimise disruption and congestion to the travelling public, the works will be carried out at night. Diversions Diverted traffic over 15ft in height will use M5 – M50 – A40 – A449. Diverted traffic under 15ft i height will use the A48 through Chepstow. Map: see below
Location: M5 between Junction 19 and 21Works: The closures are to enable the installation of the wires on the newly constructed T-pylons next to the M5, and removal of wires from the nearby line of existing lattice pylons.Duration and Dates Closure 1: 3 nights – Tues. 25th, Weds. 26th, Thurs. 27th AprilDuration and Dates Closure 2: 2 nights – Sat. 10th and Sun. 11th JuneTimes: Closures will take place between the hours of 22:00 and 05:00.Traffic Mgt.: M5 will be fully closed overnight in both directions between junctions 19 and 20 for all vehicles, and junctions 19 and 21 for HGVsNorthbound trafficThe diversion will be in place for all vehicles from junction 21 along the A370 and the A4, re-joining the motorway at junction 18.There will also be an additional diversion route for light vehicles only, from junction 20 at Clevedon, along the B3130 and B3128 to the A370.Southbound trafficA diversion route will be in place from junction 18 along the A4 and A370, re-joining the motorway at junction 21. This diversion route is for all vehicles. There will also be an additional diversion route heading southbound for light vehicles only. This will be in place from junction 19, along the A369 and B3128 and onto the A370.Please Note: Clean Air Zone charge lifted during M5 closures: Bristol City Council has confirmed its Clean Air Zone charge will be lifted on the diversion routes while this work to help connect low carbon energy to homes and businesses takes place.Map: see below Additional Closure: Friday 12 May – overnight closure of Junction 18a slip road between 10.30pm and 2.00am.
Work to date has revealed more deterioration than expected and National Highways has had to revise their end date to 19 June 2023.Location: M4, J22, Pilning BridgeWorks: National Highways is replacing bridge joints on Pilning BridgeDuration: 4 weeksDates: 2 May -19 June 2023 (Mon-Fri)Times: Works will take place Monday to Friday overnight, between the hours of 21:00 and 06:00 when traffic flows are at their lowest.There will be no works on 6 and 7 June due to an event in Principality stadium. There will be work overnight Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 June.Traffic Mgt.: M4 J22 Pilning bridge will be closed overnight to traffic in both directions. Motorists will follow a short diversion via the on/off-slips.We will keep access open to Prince of Wales bridge, apart from between 22 May and 2 June when Traffic Wales will be carrying out works which will affect overnight access. Full details of the work in Wales can be found hereTraffic will be subject to a 50 mph speed limit during the day through the duratiion of the works.Map: see below
The Works: National Grid – 400kV OHL Stringing Works for the Hinkley Point C Connection ProjectWhen: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd January 2023Times: 08:00-17:00 dailyTraffic Management: A diversion will be in place via Avonmouth Way and Third Way If the work is not completed this weekend, there will be a further closure over the weekend of Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th February 2023. Reason for the works – Hinkley Connection Project As a key part of the Hinkley Connection Project, National Grid, with their contractor Balfour Beatty, started building the new lattice pylons in Avonmouth in July. In the locations where the pylons have been fully erected, we’ll start hanging the wires between those pylons from the 23 January. When lifting the wires into place, our standard method involves installing a number of scaffold structures with a net between them to protect everything below. We’ve worked with Balfour Beatty, to adopt a method to reduce the number of scaffolds required on the land they occupy and on local roads, so to limit the impact on business premises and disruption on local roads in Avonmouth. We’ll be using specialist controlled lifting systems to hang the wires. This method involves using ropes and blocks specifically designed to pull the wires between the pylons, and away from individual properties and businesses. In the locations where erecting scaffold on either side of the road is necessary, such as St. Andrew’s Road, we need to close the road to keep everyone safe. We’ve worked with Bristol City Council Highways to schedule the closure during the weekend, to reduce local disruption as much as we can. We remain in regular contact with individual businesses to keep them updated. As shown on the map above, the closure on St Andrew’s Road has been carefully designed to ensure that access for the businesses is maintained where safe and practicable to do so during the scaffolding work in this location. National Grid’s aim is to complete the scaffolding and netting work on St Andrew’s Road during the first of the planned closures on 21/22 January. Though the second closure on 4/5 February has been agreed with the Bristol Highways, we will only close the road during these dates if necessary. We’ll stay in touch with businesses to keep them updated as we continue our work build the remaining pylons to install the wires. You can download National Grid’s information postcard here.
National Highways (NH) will be carrying out resurfacing works on the Avonmouth Bridge from Mon. 26th September until Fri. 28th October 2022.The work will take place overnight from 22:00 until 06:00.One lane will be kept open in both directions at all times.The bridge will be open as usual at all other times.Traffic managementThe M5 will have lane restrictions in place between J18 and J19.To resurface the Avonmouth Bridge deck safely NH need to close 3 lanes in each direction, however one lane (lane 4) will remain open at all times.Southbound M49 traffic will be diverted to St Brendan’s roundabout before joining the M5 southbound.NH always aim to work to the programme, however unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions may mean changes. If you would like further information about this work, please contact National Highways Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 open 24/7, who will direct your enquiry to the most appropriate person, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
National Highways is undertaking a programme of work relating to cable inspection which will run until January 2023. See more details below.M48 Bridge Closure this weekendAs part of this work, there is a need for the M48 Bridge to be closed in both directions from today, Friday 30th September at 19:00 until Monday 3rd October at 06:00.Cable Inspection Works ProgrammeTo carry out these cable inspections and to ensure the safety of both the travelling public and our workforce, long-term lane closures will be put in place. The inspection works will involve the closure of one lane westbound from the 22 June 2022 until around January 2023, and one eastbound starting from July 2022 until around November 2022, with the overall programme of works lasting for around eight months.During the period of lane closures, vehicles over 2.9 metres wide will be prohibited from using the M48 Severn Bridge, and the bridge will also be closed totally over three weekends to enable the lifting of the inspection gantries to a high level on the suspension cable. We will communicate these well in advance. You can keep up to date with the works and read the latest update here: ttps://nationalhighways.co.uk/our-roads/south-west/m48-severn-bridge-suspension-cable-inspections/ M4 Bridge MaintenanceThe M4 Bridge will be closed for maintenance overnight as per the above table:Eastbound – Mon 3rd Oct at 21:00 to Tues 4th Oct at 06:00Westbound – Mon 10th Oct at 21:00 to Tues 11th Oct at 06:00 Tue 11th Oct at 22:00 to Weds 12th Oct at 06:00
National Highways will shortly be carrying out essential road marking and stud renewal works on the M49.The work will start on the evening of Monday 11 July and finish on the morning of Saturday 16 July and will take place overnight between the hours of 21:00 and 06:00 on weeknights only.The work is currently programmed as follows: Mon 11 July to Weds 13 JulyFull overnight closure of the M49 southbound for 2 nights from 22:00 until 06:00 the following morning. Weds 13 July to Sat 16 JulyFull overnight closure of the M49 northbound for 3 nights from 22:00 until 06:00 the following morning.There will also be lane closures from 21:00 until 22:00 for the duration of the works. There will be a fully signed diversion route in place during the full overnight closure, but please allow extra time for your journey. If you would like further information about this work, please contact National Highways Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 open 24/7, who will direct your enquiry to the most appropriate person, or email: email@example.com
Update from National Highways”Unfortunately, weather conditions last weekend while we had the M48 bridge closed (25 and 26 June) meant we weren’t able to complete all the necessary works to lift the gantries into place on the support trestles, as it wouldn’t have been safe to do so. As such, weather permitting, a further full closure of the M48 Severn Bridge will be taking place this weekend, from 7pm on Friday 1 July until 6am on Monday 4 July. During the full closure, diversion routes will be in place across the M4 Prince of Wales bridge. The eastbound foot and cycle path will remain open. We weren’t able to safely complete the crane lifting operations to move the gantry platforms from the lorries on the carriageway onto the support trestles due to high winds during the closure. We did however make some good progress, including the installation of gantry support trestles and temporary barriers on the westbound carriageway, removal of redundant electrical cables on the suspension cable at areas critical to the project and removal of lighting columns in close proximity to gantry access platforms. Keep up to date with the works You can keep up to date with the works and read the latest update here: Getting in touch with National Highways If you would like more information about this work, please contact the National Highways Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 open 24/7, who will direct your enquiry to the most appropriate person, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org For information on all of our works in the South West please follow us on Twitter @HighwaysSWEST” 13/6/22 – M48 Severn Bridge cable inspection works starting 22nd June 2022 until Jan 2023 In order to ensure that structures on the Strategic Road Network in England are kept in good condition and remain safe for the public who use them, National Highways need to conduct regular checks to monitor how they are performing and repair any damage that is found. One of these structures is the Severn Bridge carrying the M48 over the River Severn, where we are required to inspect the suspension cables.To carry out these cable inspections and to ensure the safety of both the travelling public and our workforce, long-term lane closures will be put in place. The inspection works will involve the closure of one lane westbound from the 22 June 2022 until around January 2023, and one eastbound starting from July 2022 until around November 2022, with the overall programme of works lasting for around eight months. During the period of lane closures, vehicles over 2.9 metres wide will be prohibited from using the M48 Severn Bridge, and the bridge will also be closed totally over three weekends to enable the lifting of the inspection gantries to a high level on the suspension cable. We will communicate these well in advance. The first full closure is planned for the weekend of 25 and 26 June, with motorists being diverted across the M4 Prince of Wales Bridge. To minimise any future disruption, maintenance work will also be undertaken during the closures, including refurbishment and maintenance of many bridge expansion joints, carriageway surfacing repairs, reinstatement of some under bridge gantry bogies and wheels, sweeping and litter picking, blasting and painting of parapets and lighting column bases, weld repairs, carriageway inspections, and gulley and drain cleaning.The full details and press release can be found here.To follow the progress of the works and to keep up to date, please visit this webpage.National Highways “We will make every effort to ensure the impact on the local community and travelling public is kept to a minimum. We always aim to work to the programme, however unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions may mean changes to it.”If you would like more information about this work, please contact the National Highways Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 open 24/7, who will direct your enquiry to the most appropriate person, or email.For information on all of our works in the South West please follow us on Twitter @HighwaysSWEST