Press release

Drivers advised to plan ahead during overnight M5 repair work in Gloucestershire

Work will start this week to improve the safety of a section of the M5 in Gloucestershire.

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Highways England will be carrying out patch repairs along a seven-mile section of the motorway, both southbound and northbound, between junctions 11A and 12.

Work will start on Tuesday 15 November, with two lanes of the southbound carriageway closed overnight from 8pm to 6am until Wednesday 23 November. Resurfacing will then start on the northbound carriageway on Thursday 24 November, again with one lane running, and work is scheduled to be completed by Saturday 3 December.

Highways England Area Team Leader Rachel Nichols said:

Safety is our top priority and it’s necessary to repair sections of road surface which have now reached end of life.

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience to local communities and to keep disruption to a minimum for the travelling public we are carrying out the work overnight. During the closures, we advise drivers to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys.

The junction 11A southbound entry and northbound exit slip roads will also be closed on occasion during the programme of work, with clearly signed diversion routes in place.

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General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

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

Published 15 November 2016