Press release

£1.6 million of improvements planned on M5 Junctions 16

Road users are to benefit from £1.6 million of improvements on the M5 at Junction 16.


The Highways Agency is carrying out extensive work at the junction in South Gloucestershire as part of the Government’s Pinch Point Programme.

Pinch points provides smaller scale improvements that can deliver big returns by easing congestion and making journey times more reliable for road users as well as helping to boost local economies and drive economic growth.

Highways Agency Project Sponsor Dave Stock said,

We are widening the exit slip road at the junction which should reduce congestion and delays, particularly during the rush hour.

The scheme will have a positive impact on the M5 in this area as well as supporting growth in the surrounding area such as Filton Airfield and Patchway

The scheme will start on Monday, January 12 and work to widen the slip road will be completed by the end of March. We will take the opportunity while working in this area to undertake maintenance work to renew existing traffic signalling equipment at the junction, this is planned to be completed by the middle of April.

Narrow lanes, lane closures and as well as some full closures of the slip roads will be required during the works for the safety of road users and our workforce.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 7 January 2015