The essential work, costing £960,000 will ensure there will be no slippage of soil on the embankment for many years to come.
The work will last until March, 2015 and will require three narrow lanes and a hard shoulder closure. A 50mph temporary speed limit will also be in place for the safety of our workers and road users.
Dave Frampton, Highways Agency Project Sponsor said:
This stabilisation work is part of the government’s commitment to maintaining England’s roads and will ensure this section of the M5 remains safe and reliable for road users.
We will need to remove some vegetation but we will be replanting a variety of indigenous trees on the bank once the work is completed.
Road users are advised to plan their journeys and allow slightly extra time.
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.
Published 21 November 2014