Road closures: dozens for South Gloucestershire drivers over the next fortnight

Road Closed signs. Tuesday May 12th 2020Road Closed signs. Tuesday May 12th 2020
Road Closed signs. Tuesday May 12th 2020
Drivers in and around South Gloucestershire will have 29 National Highways road closures to watch out for this week.

Drivers in and around South Gloucestershire will have 29 National Highways road closures to watch out for this week.

And 10 of them are expected to cause moderate delays – with motorists facing waits of between 10 and 30 minutes.

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The latest expected works list, with notes from National Highways, shows that eight closures already in place are expected to carry on this week:

M4, from 5am March 17 2023 to 11pm March 31 2024, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M4 westbound, junction 19 to 20 - narrow lanes including 24/7 closure of offside running lane for SMART motorway improvements.

M5, from 5am March 25 2023 to 11pm March 31 2024, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M5 northbound, junction 17 to 16 - narrow lanes for SMART motorway improvements.

M4, from 5am March 11 2023 to 11pm March 31 2024, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M4 eastbound, junction 20 to 19 - narrow lanes including 24/7 closure of offside running lane for SMART motorway improvements.

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M5, from midnight, January 23 to 6am May 10, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M5 southbound, junction 14 to junction 17 - offside narrow lanes in place for bridge deck refurbishment works.

M5, from midnight, January 28 to 6am May 10, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M5 northbound, junction 17 to junction 14 - narrow lanes in place including northbound, contra-flow lane running on southbound, carriageway for bridge deck refurbishment works.

M4, from midnight, August 30 2023 to 6am May 22 2024, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M5 southbound, junction 14 to junction 17 including access roads from M4 and M5, junction 16 exit slip road - 50mph speed restriction in place for bridge deck refurbishment works.

M4, from midnight, August 31 2023 to 6am May 22 2024, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M5 northbound, junction 17 to junction 14 including access roads from M4 and M5, junction 17 and junction 16 entry slip roads - 50mph speed restriction in place for bridge deck refurbishment works.

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M4, from midnight, August 31 2023 to 6am May 22 2024, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M4 eastbound, junction 20 exit slip road to M5 northbound, junction 15 - 24hr lane closure for bridge deck refurbishment works.

And a further 21 closures will begin over the next two weeks:

M48, from 7pm February 5 to 6am February 7, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M48 westbound, junction 1 to 2 Severn Bridge lane closure for structure maintenance works.

M4, from 8pm February 5 to 6am February 6, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M4 westbound, junction 18 to 19 - lane closures for structure inspection.

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M4, from 8pm February 6 to 6am February 7, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M4 eastbound, junction 19 to 18 - lane closures for structure inspection.

M48, from 7pm February 7 to 6am February 9, moderate delays (10-30 minutes): M48 westbound, junction 1 to 2 Severn Bridge carriageway closed for structure maintenance works. Diversion via M4 Prince of Wales Bridge.

A46, from 9pm February 7 to 6am February 9, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M4 eastbound, junction 18 to junction 17 carriageway closure for routine maintenance works, diversion via A46, A420 and A350.

M4, from 9pm February 9 to 6am February 10, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M4 westbound, junction 22 to 23 Prince of Wales Bridge - carriageway closure for structure maintenance, diversion via M48 Severn Bridge.

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M49, from 10pm February 9 to 6am February 10, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M49 southbound, M4, junction 22 to M5, junction 18a carriageway closure for drainage, diversion M4 eastbound to junction 20, southbound, on M5.

M4, from 8pm February 12 to 6am February 17, moderate delays (10-30 minutes): M4 eastbound, junction 20 entry slip road from M5 southbound, junction 15 closed for SMART motorway improvements, diversion via M4 westbound, exit, junction 22 return to M4 to junction 20.

M32, from 8pm February 12 to 6am February 17, moderate delays (10-30 minutes): M4 eastbound, junction 20 to 19 - carriageway closed for SMART motorway improvements, diversion via M5 southbound, exit, junction 16, A38, A4174, M32 northbound, join M4.

M32, from 9pm February 12 to 5am February 17, moderate delays (10-30 minutes): M4 eastbound, junction 20 entry slip road from M5 northbound, junction 15 closed for SMART motorway improvement works, diversion via A38 southbound, A4174, M32 northbound to then re-join M4.

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M32, from 9pm February 12 to 5am February 17, moderate delays (10-30 minutes): M5 northbound, junction 16 entry slip road closed for SMART motorway upgrade, diversion for M4 eastbound, traffic via A38, A4174, M32, diversion for M5 northbound and M4 westbound, traffic via M5 southbound, exit J17 turn and return M5 northbound.

M5, from 10pm February 12 to 6am February 13, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M5 northbound, junction 18 to 17, lane closure for carriageway repair.

M4, from 8pm February 14 to 6am February 15, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M4 westbound, junction 18 to 19 - lane closures for structure inspection.

M4, from 8pm February 14 to 6am February 15, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M4 eastbound, junction 19 to 18 - lane closures for structure inspection.

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M4, from 9pm February 14 to 6am February 16, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M4 eastbound, junction 23 to 22 Prince of Wales Bridge - lane closure for structure maintenance.

A46, from 8pm February 15 to 6am February 16, moderate delays (10-30 minutes): M4 westbound, junction 18 to 19 - carriageway closure for structure inspection, diversion via A46, A420, A4174, M32 to re-join M4 at, junction 19.

A46, from 8pm February 15 to 6am February 16, moderate delays (10-30 minutes): M4 eastbound, junction 19 to 18 - carriageway closure for structure inspection, diversion via M32, exit, junction 1, A4174, A420, A46 to re-join M4 at, junction 18.

M32, from 8pm February 19 to 6am February 24, moderate delays (10-30 minutes): M4 westbound, junction 19 to 20 carriageway closure for SMART motorway improvements, diversion via M32 exit, junction 1, A4174, A38, join M5 northbound, at, junction 16, re-join M4.

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M4, from 9pm February 19 to 5am February 24, moderate delays (10-30 minutes): M5 southbound, junction 16 exit slip road closed for SMART motorway improvements, diversion via M5 southbound, exit, junction 17, turn and re-join M5 northbound, exit, junction 16.

M49, from 10pm February 19 to 6am February 20, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M49 northbound, M5, junction 18a to M4, junction 22 carriageway closure for drainage, diversion M5 northbound to junction 15, M4 West.

M4, from 10pm February 19 to 6am February 20, moderate delays (10-30 minutes): M4 westbound, junction 22 exit and entry slip road closures for drainage, exit Slip diversion via M4, junction 23 and return, entry Slip to coincide with closure of M49 northbound.

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