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 provide 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,
At Junction 17 we will be upgrading the signs and lining on the southbound off-slip to allow traffic to move towards the Cribbs Causeway area more swiftly.
This will have a positive impact on the M5 in this area as well as supporting growth in the surrounding area.
Work at Junction 17 will start on Thursday, January 8 and is expected to be completed by the end of February.
Narrow lanes, lane closures as well as some full closures of the sliproads will be required during the work for the safety of road users and our workforce.
Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.
Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.