Press release

Resurfacing and drainage work at M5 Tickenham Hill

Resurfacing and drainage work starts next week on a northbound section of the M5 between junctions 20 and 19.

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Once completed the work will mean smoother and safer journeys for drivers.

The work will take place overnight between 8pm and 6am from Monday, 11 January until Tuesday, 9 February but some lane closures and narrow lanes will be in place during the day.

Highways England project manager Dave Frampton said:

The resurfacing is part of our commitment to maintaining and modernising England’s roads and will ensure smoother journeys.

We will at the same time be undertaking some drainage work on the M5 avoiding the need to return at a future date to complete this activity.

The work has been planned to minimise disruption and will take place overnight when traffic flows are lowest. It will be necessary to put some road closures in place overnight but drivers will be able to continue their journeys by following a clearly signed diversion route.

During the first 2 weeks of the work one lane of the M5 northbound will be closed during the day with a 2 lane closure in place overnight.

For the final 2 weeks of works 4 narrow lanes will be in operation during the day and a total closure will be in place between junction 20 and 19 from 8pm until 6am.

A temporary 50 mph speed limit will also be in operation for the safety of our workforce and drivers.

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 7 January 2016