Press release

Overnight improvements at M4 junction 18 near Bath

Overnight work to maintain safe and reliable journeys on the M4 junction 18 slip roads and roundabout starts on the evening of Tuesday 20 May.

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The work will take place between 8pm and 6am from Monday evening until Saturday morning. It includes resurfacing the road, repainting white lines and replacing road studs on the M4 junction 18 slip roads and roundabout.

The work is due for completion by Friday, 6 June.

Rachel Scott, Highways Agency Project Sponsor, said:

This work will ensure the road surface remains safe and reliable for years to come.

The work has been planned when traffic flows are at their lowest to cause the least possible disruption.

As well as working overnight and avoiding the weekends we will also be lifting all work on the morning of Friday 23 May until the evening of Tuesday 27 May to allow for bank holiday traffic.

During the work road users will be directed to the following diversion routes:

  • M4 junction 18 westbound exit slip road closure Road users will be advised to leave the M4 at junction 17, then follow the A350, A420, and rejoin the A46 at Cold Ashton
  • M4 junction 18 eastbound exit slip road closure Road users will be advised to leave the M4 at junction 19, then follow the M32, A4174, A420 and rejoin the A46 at Cold Ashton
  • M4 junction 18 westbound entry slip road closure Road users travelling southbound will be directed to leave the A46 at Cold Ashton and follow the A420, A4174 and then M32 before rejoining the M4 at junction 19
  • M4 junction 18 eastbound entry slip road closure Road users travelling northbound will be directed to leave the A46 at Cold Ashton and follow the A420 and A350 before rejoining the M4 at junction 17

Road users travelling southbound will be directed to follow the same route in reverse.

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 30 April 2014