Drivers warned of more than 20 overnight closures of the M5 over the next 4 weeks

Aerial view of a motorway interchange.
M4/M5 Almondsbury Interchange. Aerial view looking south-west towards Bradley Stoke. Photo credit: National Highways.

Drivers using the M5 motorway near Bradley Stoke are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys as bridge refurbishment works enter their final phase from today, Friday 26th April 2024.

National Highways has announced that the M5 will be closed overnight on a total of 22 occasions over the next four weeks.

The closures will extend from J17 (Cribbs Causeway) to J14 (Falfield) and will therefore affect access to and from the motorway at J16 (Almondsbury / Aztec West) and J15 (Almondsbury Interchange).

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Most of the closure events will affect travel in both directions (northbound and southbound).

The closures are needed to allow for concrete repairs to the Almondsbury bridge deck and to install new bridge deck joints, with work on schedule to finish ahead of the summer getaway.

In order to complete the work safely, closures will take place from 9pm in the evening until 5am the following morning on the following dates:

  • Friday 26th April 2024 – M5 J17 to J15 northbound
  • Saturday 27th April 2024 – M5 J17 to J14 northbound
  • Sunday 28th April 2024 – M5 J14 to J17 northbound and southbound
  • Monday 29th April to Thursday 23rd May 2024 (excluding Saturdays and Sundays) – M5 J14 to J17 northbound and southbound

To minimise disruption, work will be carried out overnight when there are fewer vehicles on the road. During the day the road will be open as usual.

A spokesperson for National Highways said:

“We’ll make every effort to ensure the impact on the local community is kept to a minimum, and apologise in advance for any inconvenience these works may cause.”

A clearly signed diversion route will be in place for traffic.

For the latest information on the M5 bridge repair project, visit: M5 junction 15 Almondsbury and junction 16 Patchway bridge deck refurbishment (National Highways)

The above webpage currently states:

“Our work remains on schedule to finish ahead of the summer getaway.”

The cost of the bridge refurbishment project is put at £12 million.

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Drivers can obtain up-to-the-minute travel information on local radio, the @HighwaysSWEST Twitter feed, by phoning the National Highways Information Line on 0300 123 5000 or by accessing the Traffic England website.

Related link: Roadworks in and around Bradley Stoke (The Journal)

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