Bristol road closures - six to avoid this week

The daily commute is stressful enough

Bristol motorists will have six road closures to avoid on the National Highways network this week.

Some of them are expected to cause moderate delays – with drivers facing waits of between 10 minutes and half an hour.

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The latest expected works list shows that one major closure is already in place and works are expected to continue this week:

M32, from 8.30pm January 18 to 6am March 11, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M32 northbound and southbound, junction 1 exit slips lane closures for survey works.

A further five closures begin from today (Tuesday, February 22):

M49, from 9pm February 22 to 6am February 23, moderate delays (10-30 minutes): M5, junction 18 southbound, entry slip from the M49 closed. Incudes lane closures on the M5 southbound, for resurfacing. Diversion via St Brendan’s Roundabout and the alternative entry slip from Avonmouth.

M32, from 10pm February 22 to 6am February 23, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M32 southbound, junction 2 to junction 3 Closed for drainage works. Diversion via B4469, A38 and B4051.

M49, from 9pm February 23 to 6am February 24, moderate delays (10-30 minutes): M5, junction 18 both southbound, entry slips (from Avonmouth and the M49) closed for resurfacing. No direct access to M5 from St Brendan’s roundabout. Diversion via Portway Roundabout, M5 northbound to junction 17 to turn and return southbound.

M49, from 9pm February 24 to 6am February 25, moderate delays (10-30 minutes): M5, junction 18 both southbound, entry slips (from Avonmouth and the M49) closed for resurfacing. No direct access to M5 from St Brendan’s roundabout. Diversion via Portway Roundabout, M5 northbound to junction 17 to turn and return southbound.

M5, from 9pm February 25 to 6am February 26, moderate delays (10-30 minutes): M5, junction 18 southbound, carriageway closed between the exit and entry slips for resurfacing. Diversion via, junction 18 exit and entry slips.

National Highways is responsible for maintaining motorways and major A-roads, so closures of smaller roads will not be included in their schedule.