Press release

Planned roadworks in Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, BANES, Wiltshire, West Dorset and Devon: Weekly summary for Monday 2 - Sunday 8 March 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of the above date but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

Bristol

M5 Junction 16: Pinchpoint improvement scheme

Narrow lanes on northbound exit slip road will be in operation until the middle of April 2015.

M4 Junction 20 (Almondsbury Interchange): bridge Inspections

The M5 northbound to M4 westbound link and the M4 eastbound to M5 northbound link will be closed overnight from 10pm on Monday 2 March until 6am the following morning. Diversions will be clearly signposted.

The M5 southbound to M4 eastbound link and the M4 westbound to M5 southbound link will be closed overnight from 10pm on Tuesday 3 March until 6am the following morning. Diversions will be clearly signposted.

The M4 westbound to M5 southbound link and the M5 southbound to M4 westbound link will be closed overnight from 10pm on Wednesday 4 March until 6am the following morning. Diversions will be clearly signposted.

The M4 eastbound to M5 northbound link and the M5 southbound to M4 eastbound link will be closed overnight from 10pm on Thursday 5 March until 6am the following morning. Diversions will be clearly signposted.

M4 Junction 18: resurfacing

The eastbound exit slip road will be closed overnight from Thursday 5 March until Saturday 7 March between 8pm and 6am the following morning. Diversion will be clearly signposted.

M48 Junction 2: resurfacing

The eastbound carriageway at Junction 2 will be closed from 9.30am on Wednesday 4 March until 5pm the same day. Traffic will be diverted on to the roundabout at Junction 2 and back off again.

Gloucestershire

M5 Junction 10: bridge repairs

Narrow lanes with 50mph speed restrictions will be in place on the southbound carriageway until October 2015.

M5 Junction 14 – 15: geotechnical works

Narrow lanes with 50mph speed restrictions will be in place on the southbound carriageway until the end of March 2015.

A40 Over Roundabout: pinchpoint improvement scheme

Narrows lanes will be in place and daytime lane closures will take place until end of March 2015.

A40 Elmbridge Court roundabout to Arle Court roundabout: resurfacing

The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight from Friday 20 February until Tuesday 3 March between 8pm and 6am the following morning. Diversion will be clearly signposted.

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight from Tuesday 3 March until Saturday 7 March between 8pm and 6am the following morning. Diversion will be clearly signposted.

M5 Junction 11A: maintenance

The northbound exit slip road will be closed overnight from 8pm on Friday 6 March until 6am the following morning. Diversion will be clearly signposted.

Wiltshire

M4 Junction 17 – 18: barrier installation

Narrow lanes with 50mph speed restrictions on both carriageways will be in place until the middle of April 2015.

M4 Junction 16 – 17: geotechnical works

Narrow lanes with 50mph speed restrictions on the westbound carriageway will be in place until the middle of March 2015.

M4 Junction 15: communications

The westbound entry slip road will be closed overnight from 10pm on Monday 2 March until 6am the following morning. Diversion will be clearly signposted.

A303 Countess Roundabout to Parkhouse Junction: resurfacing

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight from Monday 2 March until Friday 6 March between 8pm and 6am the following morning. Lane 1 will also be closed during the daytime on these dates. Diversion will be clearly signposted.

A303 Countess to Solstice Park: resurfacing

The westbound carriageway will be closed from 8pm on Friday 6 March until 6am on Monday 9 March. Diversions will be clearly signposted.

North Somerset

M5 Junction 19: bridge inspections

The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight from Sunday 1 March until Wednesday 11 March between 8pm and 6am the following morning. Diversion will be clearly signposted.

Somerset

M5 between Junction 23 – 24: structures

Two narrow lanes with a width restriction of 6.0 metres in each direction, contraflows and speed restrictions will be in place on both carriageways until the middle of March 2015.

BANES

A36 Claverton to Dundas: barrier and embankment stabilisation

A full closure of both northbound and southbound carriageways will take place from 1am on Monday 2 March until early July 2015. Diversions will be clearly signposted.

West Dorset

No planned works.

Devon (M5 only)

M5 between Junction 28 – 29: barrier works

The hard shoulder and lane 1 will be temporarily closed at various locations until the end of March 2015.

M5 Junction 27: pinchpoint improvement scheme

The hard shoulder and lane 1 of the southbound exit slip road will be closed until end of March 2015.

M5 Junction 28 - 29: barrier improvements

Two narrow lanes will be in operation in both directions until end of March 2015.

M5 Junction 30: pinchpoint improvement scheme

Narrow lanes with 50mph speed restrictions will be in operation on the southbound exit slip road until 30 April 2015.

Hampshire

No planned works

General enquiries

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

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