M5 Northbound and Southbound junction 15-16
Junction 15-16 of the the M5 will be closed overnight in both directions on Tuesday 26 June from 10pm until 6am the following morning.
Traffic travelling South on the M5 will be diverted at junction 15 onto the M4 East, continue to junction 20, exit and join the M32 South. Traffic will then follow the M32 South to junction 1 and join the A4174 East. Drivers will then continue to Filton roundabout and join the A38 North. Traffic will then follow the A38 North and rejoin the M5 Southbound carriageway at junction 16.
Traffic travelling North on the M5 will be diverted off at junction 16 to follow the A38 North and re-join the M5 Northbound carriageway junction 14.
The following link roads will also be closed from 9pm until 6am the following morning. Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place.
* M4 West to M5 South link road
* M4 East to M5 North link road
* M4 East to M5 South link road
* M4 West to M5 North link road
M5 Northbound junction 17-16
The M5 Northbound at junction 17-16 will be closed overnight on Wednesday 27 June from 10pm until 6am the following morning.
Traffic travelling North on the M5 will be notified of the closure ahead and advised to exit at junction 18a. Traffic will then follow the M49 North to junction 22 of the M4, join the M4 East, continue to junction 20 and rejoin the M5 Northbound carriageway.
Traffic wishing to join the M5 North at junction 17 will turn at the junction roundabout, travel along Merlin road followed by Hayes Way, then join the A38 North to join the M5 Northbound carriageway at junction 16.
M5 Southbound junction 15-16 (excluding jct 15 to jct16 off slip connector)
The M5 Southbound at Junction 15-16 (excluding jct 15 to jct16 off slip connector) will be closed overnight on Wednesday 27 June from 10pm until 6am the following morning.
Traffic travelling South on the M5 will be diverted onto the M4 West at junction 15, turn at junction 22, return East to junction 20, take the M4 East to M5 South link road and follow diversion route signs to rejoin the M5 Southbound carriageway.
M4 East to M5 South link road and M4 West to M5 South link road
The M4 East to M5 South link road and M4 West to M5 South link road will be closed overnight on Thursday 28 June from 9pm until 6am the following morning.
Traffic travelling East or West on the M4 wishing to join the M5 South at junction 20 will be diverted onto the M5 North, turn at junction 14 and join the M5 Southbound carriageway.
The following slip road will also be closed overnight on Thursday 28 June from 9pm until 6am:
M5 junction 16 – Southbound exit slip road
Traffic travelling South on the M5 wishing to exit at junction 16 will be diverted South to junction 17 and will return to junction 16.
M5 junction 17 – Northbound exit and Southbound entry slip roads
The Northbound exit and Southbound entry slip roads at junction 17 of the M5 will be closed on Friday 29 June.
Traffic travelling North on the M5 wishing to exit at junction 17 will be diverted North to junction 16 and return South to junction 17.
Traffic wishing to join the M5 Southbound carriageway at junction 17 will be diverted onto the M5 Northbound carriageway, turn at junction 16 and join the M5 Southbound carriageway.
M4 Eastbound junction 20
The M4 eastbound will be closed overnight at junction 20 for street lighting repairs on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 June (with a possible contingency closure on Sunday night.) The closures will be in place from 9pm until 6am the following morning.
Traffic travelling East on the M4 will be diverted onto the M5 South, turn at junction 16 and follow signs to rejoin the M4 Eastbound carriageway.
M5 Junction 29
Lane closures remain in place on the A30, M5 northbound off-slip and southbound off-slip at Junction 29 as work continues to upgrade the junction.
Some lane restrictions are being removed or partially removed during the morning and evening rush hours to minimise delays as much as possible.
The right turn from A30 westbound to M5 North also remains closed. Traffic is being diverted via Moor Lane Roundabout, back onto the eastbound carriageway of the A30 to continue northbound on the M5.
Routes for cyclists and pedestrians are being maintained through the scheme, with some minor diversions.
From 07 December, works to carry out construction activities including carriageway widening, surfacing, drainage, loop cutting and gantry erection works will require the overnight closure of:
* the northbound exit slip road at M5 Junction 29;
* the northbound entry slip road at M5 Junction 29;
* the southbound entry slip road at M5 Junction 29.
Only one slip road would be closed at a time. There would also be lane closures through the works.
A40 Trunk Road at Huntley Hill in the District of Forest of Dean
Work on the A40 Trunk Road at Huntley Hill, west of Gloucester, will require a 40 miles per hour speed limit from a point 300 metres east of the centre of its junction with Hinders Lane to a point 300 metres west of the centre of its junction with Saunders Close. This measure would be in the interests of road safety until embankment stabilisation works and the installation of a permanent safety barrier can be carried out. The speed limit will last until the danger to the public has ended.
M5 Junction 20-21
There will be overnight resurfacing work taking place between junction 20 (Clevedon) and junction 21 (Weston Super Mare) on the Southbound carriageway of the M5 on Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 June, from 9pm until 5am.
Traffic will be single lane running in lane 3 and lanes 1 & 2 will be closed. During the same time the junction 20 southbound entry slip will be closed (due to work taking place at the bottom of the slip road) and traffic will be diverted to take the M5 north to junction 19, where it will exit and re-join the M5 southbound.
M4 Junction 15 to 16
Overnight bridge maintenance works between these junctions will be taking place from 11 to 29 June. The work will require the implementation of lane closures and a 50mph speed restriction from 8pm to 6am each night.
A419 trunk road – Commonhead Roundabout, Swindon
Carriageway surveying and general maintenance works will require the overnight closure of the southbound and northbound carriageways of the A419 Trunk Road between the respective exit and entry slip roads at the A4259 Commonhead Roundabout.
It is expected that the works would take place for one night every six weeks between 19 December 2011 and 20 November 2012.
NOTES TO EDITORS
1. The Highways Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Transport. We manage, maintain and improve England’s motorways and other strategic roads on behalf of the Secretary of State.
2. Maintenance and improvement projects: We plan maintenance and improvement projects carefully to allow road works to be completed safely, in a cost effective way while keeping disruption to road users to a minimum. We do as much work as possible overnight and when roads are less busy in order to keep more lanes open for road users at peak travel times. Drivers are advised to check their route for road works and allow extra time for their journeys where needed. We have a variety of journey planning tools that road users can use to check travel conditions on the roads we manage, and we will do all we can to keep road users informed.
3. Safety at roadworks: The Highways Agency is working with the industry and road users to reduce the risks of working on the roads. For the safety of road workers and all road users, when you are approaching roadworks:
- Keep within the speed limit – it is there for your safety.
- Get into the correct lane in good time – don’t keep switching.
- Concentrate on the road ahead, not the roadworks.
- Be alert for works’ traffic leaving or entering roadworks.
- Keep a safe distance – there could be queues in front.
- Observe all signs – they are there to help you.
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