Residents warned of overnight works about to start on M4

Road signs on a gantry above a managed motorway

Residents of Bradley Stoke who live close to the M4 motorway could be affected by overnight roadworks that are due to start on Monday (9th January).

The Highways Agency says it has sent out letters to properties within 500m of the areas where the night-time work is to take place.

The roadworks are the first step in the implementation of the Agency’s £88.6 million M4/M5 Managed Motorway scheme that will see hard shoulder running introduced at peak times on the M4 (between the top of the M32 and the Almondsbury Interchange) and the M5 (between Cribbs Causeway and the Almondsbury Interchange) from early 2013.

This month’s overnight works, which are expected to run until 23rd January, are necessary for the installation of a temporary safety barrier along the M4 (in both directions). They will involve road planing, re-surfacing and the introduction of narrower running lanes.

The Agency says it will try to complete the noisy road planing operations by 11pm each night, with re-surfacing work continuing thereafter.

Daytime operations during January will include the installation of temporary cable ducting along the affected sections of the M4 and M5 and vegetation clearance on the M5 – in areas where gantries are to be installed or emergency refuge areas created.

Roads in Bradley Stoke within 500m of the M4 include Palmers Leaze, Fennel Drive, Juniper Way, Ormonds Close and Stanley Mead.

In November 2011, local residents were invited to a public exhibition about the scheme. If you were unable to attend, the display panels from the exhibition may be viewed from a link on The Journal’s M4/M5 Managed Motorways information page.

Works on the M4 are expected to be ongoing until December 2012. Construction work on the M5 is due to start in April 2012 and last until spring 2013.

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