Bristol City Council, through its contractors ETM, is undertaking repair works to improve sections of the A403 between Ironchurch Rd and Kings Weston Lane.This is much needed work, as I’m sure you’ll agree! The works to repair sections of St Andrews Road will start at 09:00 on Thursday 8th February and run until 16:00 on Tuesday 13th February (excluding the weekend). After much discussion the traffic management will be by traffic signals, rather than closures. This will be a mixture of 2-way and multi-way signals between Kings Weston Lane and Ironchurch Road, moving depending on where the works need to be done. Due to the depth of tarmac required for this road, the signals will be staying up overnight where needed to allow sufficient time for the tarmac to set. This will mean that there is a significantly reduced chance that the works will need to be repeated in the near future. An alternative, diversion route, will be in place for those who prefer to use it via Poplar Way West, Merebank Road and Kings Weston Lane. This will be an alternative to the signals. See diagram below. There will be no signals etc in place over the weekend.The current schedule for these works is as follows: 4 way signals to be in place on the Iron Church Road junction on 8th – 9th Feb, and will be removed as soon as no longer needed. 3 way signals to be in place on the Kings Weston Lane junction on 12th – 13th Feb, and will be removed as soon as no longer needed. 2 way signals to be in place in between these junctions (only when multiway signals are not in place). We appreciate that these works will be very disruptive. However, we can agree that the maintenance works are essential so need to be completed, and we thank you for your patience over this period.
A series of overnight closures will begin on the evening of Saturday 20 January to allow us to carry out preparatory works and reconfigure live lane traffic. We’ll maintain capacity on the M5 via narrow lanes running in both directions between junctions 14 and 17. Southbound traffic will remain on the southbound carriageway with 3 narrow lanes in place. Northbound traffic will see 2 narrow lanes in place on the northbound carriageway with a third northbound lane running in contraflow on the southbound carriageway. Full overnight closures will be in place as follows: M5 J14 to J17, 9pm in the evening to 6am the following morning (subject to traffic flow) 20, 21 and 22 January – southbound only 23, 24, 25 and 26 January – southbound and northbound 27 and 28 January – northbound only 29, 30 and 31 January – northbound and southbound (J14-15 only) To minimise disruption, we’ll work overnight when there are fewer vehicles on the road. Please follow the signed diversion routes. During the day the road will be open as usual. We’ll make every effort to ensure the impact on the local community is kept to a minimum and apologise in advance for any inconvenience these works may cause. If you have any queries or would like more details about the work, please get in touch with our Customer Contact Centre who will direct your question to the most appropriate person, telephone: 0300 123 5000 (open 24/7) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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