Roadworks

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On this page we list major roadworks scheduled for the Bradley Stoke and Stoke Gifford area, based on information supplied by South Gloucestershire Council (SGC) and obtained from one.network (previously roadworks.org). Major roadworks on the wider motorway network will also be included from time to time, based on information supplied by National Highways.

Quick link: Upcoming roadworks

See also: National Highways daily closures report 

Current roadworks

M4 and M5 safety enhancements

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Central barrier being removed from M4 near Bristol.

A six-mile section of motorway around the Almondsbury Interchange is being upgraded, to further improve driver safety.

The work, on the M4 between junction 19 for Bristol and where it meets the M5 at the Almondsbury interchange, and on the M5 to junction 17 at Cribbs Causeway, includes:

  • Upgrading a 4-mile section of existing steel barrier to concrete in the central reservation of the M4 around Almondsbury interchange
  • Building three new emergency areas on the M5
  • Upgrading traffic signs to provide better information for drivers
  • Drainage work
  • Renewing lighting
  • Additional CCTV cameras

To minimise disruption while work to upgrade the barrier is carried out on the M4 and M5, three lanes will remain open to traffic in each direction. However, one lane will be closed on each of the motorways, and the remaining lanes slightly narrowed, to help create a safe working area for the workforce.

The work will be closely coordinated with upcoming maintenance projects to refurbish two bridges at the junction 15 and 16 interchanges on the M5, which is expected to start this spring, sharing roadworks and resources to reduce disruption for drivers as much as possible.

The work began in February 2023 and is planned to complete in [“winter 2023“] “summer 2024”.

More info: M4 / M5 interchange Dynamic Hard Shoulder enhancements (National Highways)

Updates

Overnight closures – March 2024

M4 junctions 19 to 20 westbound – closed overnight Thursday 29th February to Friday 8th March 2024.

M5 junction 16 southbound exit slip road – closed overnight Monday 4th to Friday 8th March 2024.

M4 junction 20 to junction 19 eastbound from M5 entry slip northbound and southbound – closed overnight Monday 11th to Friday 22nd March 2024 (excluding Thursday 14th March).

Overnight closures of lane 3 eastbound will be in place between junctions 20 and 19 from Monday 11th to Friday 15th March 2024.

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Overnight closures – February 2024

Full road closure

  • M4 junction 20 to junction 19 eastbound – Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th and Friday 16th February 2024
  • M4 junction 19 to junction 20 westbound – Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd February 2024
  • M5 junction 16 southbound exit slip road – Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th, Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd February 2024
Overnight closures – January 2024

“Our overnight closures will usually start from 9pm and finish by 6am but this can change depending on the volume of traffic and when we can close the road safely.”

Full road closure

M4 junction 19 to junction 20 westbound will be closed on Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th January 2024.

Exit slip road closure

M5 junction 16 southbound exit slip road will be closed for essential maintenance works overnight on Monday 15th & Tuesday 16th January 2024.  Please follow the locally signed diversion route.

Lane closure

M4 junctions 19 to 20 westbound lane 3 will be closed overnight Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st January 2024.

Overnight closures – December 2023

“Overnight closures will usually start at 9pm and finish by 6am but this can change depending on the volume of traffic and when we can close the road safely.”

M4 junction 19 to junction 20 westbound will be closed on Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th December 2023.

The M5 junction 16 southbound exit slip road will be closed on Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th December 2023.

Overnight closures – November 2023

“Overnight closures will usually start at 9pm and finish by 6am but this can change depending on the volume of traffic and when we can close the road safely.”

M4 junction 19 to junction 20 westbound will be closed on Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th, and Wednesday 15th November 2023.

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M5 bridge repairs

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

The bridges on the M5 at junctions 15 (Almondsbury Interchange) and 16 (A38 Aztec West / Filton / Thornbury) are now over 50 years old and in need of refurbishment. Waterproofing, surfacing, expansion joints and repairs to the concrete are needed to maintain bridge deck integrity. This is part of ongoing bridge refurbishment works by National Highways.

This work has been intentionally organised to overlap with the M4/M5 dynamic hard shoulder enhancements project – reducing how long traffic management will be in place and enabling contractors to share resources and cut costs.

The M5 bridge refurbishment works have been planned to avoid the peak summer getaway season, but some preparatory work will be carried out in advance.

  • Commencing Monday 31st July 2023 for approximately one month – overnight closures in place M5 J15 to 17, from 8pm to 6am, subject to traffic flows
  • September 2023 – installation of 24/7 narrow lanes and continue preparation works which will include the construction of a crossover
  • October 2023 – switch to contraflow. This will enable access to the bridge decks to begin the bridge refurbishment works. The bridge deck works will be carried out in four distinct phases, each one requiring a change in the contraflow layout.

More info: M5 junction 15 Almondsbury and junction 16 Patchway bridge deck refurbishment (National Highways)

Updates

Overnight closures – March 2024

M5 junctions 17 to 15 northbound

Overnight closures will take place from 9pm in the evening until 5am the following morning (subject to traffic flow) on the following dates:

  • Sunday 10th March 2024
  • Monday 11th March 2024
  • Tuesday 12th March 2024

Signed diversion routes will be in place. M4 motorists will be directed via Hayes Way, Gloucester Road and M4 J19. M5 motorists will be diverted via J16.

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Overnight closures – January 2024

A38 Gloucester Road works

We need to work on the bridge joints on M5 J16 and to do this safely we need to close the A38 Gloucester Road gyratory which runs beneath the M5 at this point.

The work will be carried out in two phases with the gyratory being closed to northbound traffic in the first week followed by a closure for southbound traffic in the second week. We’ll work overnight, Monday to Friday only, when traffic flows are at their lowest.

8th to 13th January – A38 Gloucester Road gyratory beneath M5 J16 will be closed to traffic heading M5 J16 northbound and towards A38 Thornbury from the east side of J16 including the M5 J16 southbound exit slip from 9pm in the evening to 6am the following morning.

15th to 20th January – A38 Gloucester Road gyratory beneath M5 J16 will be closed to traffic heading M5 J16 southbound and towards A38 Filton from both the west side of J16 and the M5 J16 northbound exit slip from 9pm in the evening to 6am the following morning.

M5 J14 to J17 works

A series of overnight closures will begin on the evening of Saturday 20th January to allow us to carry out preparatory works and reconfigure live lane traffic.

Full overnight closures will be in place as follows:

M5 J14 to J17, 9pm in the evening to 6am the following morning (subject to traffic flow):

  • 20th, 21st and 22nd January – southbound only
  • 23rd, 24th, 25th & 26th January – southbound and northbound
  • 27th and 28th January – northbound only
  • 29th, 30th and 31st January – northbound and southbound (J14-15 only)
Overnight closures – December 2023

Planned overnight closures on the M5 junctions 14 to 17 southbound, 9pm to 6am the following morning subject to traffic flow:

Friday 1st December to Sunday 3rd December: Overnight closure on the M5 junctions 14 to 17 northbound.

Wednesday 13th December: M4 J22 Prince of Wales bridge westbound will be closed overnight .

Overnight closures – November 2023

Planned overnight closures on the M5 junctions 14 to 17.

  • Friday 17th November – 10pm to 6am (subject to traffic flow) – M5 J16 southbound a short diversion will be in place via the J16 on and off slips.
  • Thursday 23rd November – 9pm to 6am (subject to traffic flow) – M5 will be closed in both directions between J14 and J17. Please follow the signed diversion route.
  • Friday 24th November and Saturday 25th November – 10pm to 6am (subject to traffic flow) – M5 will be closed in both directions between J14 and J17. Please follow the signed diversion route.

“To minimise disruption we’re working overnight when there are fewer vehicles on the road. During the day the road will be open as usual.”

Overnight closures – October 2023

A week of overnight closures of the M5 will start on Monday 2nd October 2023, to allow a contraflow system to be installed. Read more…

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A key road through Patchway has been closed for “up to 16 weeks” to allow a pedestrian subway to be filled in and replaced with an ‘on the level’ zebra crossing. South Glos Council says the scheme is needed because the parapet railings over the subway are in poor condition and “do not provide sufficient containment in the event of a collision”. Bus diversions are in operation.

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A432 Badminton Road M4 overbridge

National Highways closed the A432 Badminton Road overbridge (on the main road between Bristol and Yate) on Wednesday 12th July 2023 after finding “accelerated deterioration and cracking” to the south-east underside of the structure, which was built in 1966.

The road closure is expected to last several months.

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Hatchet Road, Stoke Gifford

The road under Parkway Railway Bridge will be closed overnight between 9pm on Tuesday 28th November and 5am on Wednesday 29th November 2023 for bridge works.

Pedestrian access under the bridge will be maintained.

Related link: Bus service 73 diversion (First)

Beacon Lane, Winterbourne

Beacon Lane in Winterbourne will be closed overnight between 8pm and 6am from Monday 6th through to Friday 17th November 2023 (ten nights excluding weekend) to facilitate emergency resurfacing works.

UPDATE: Work now extended to include Monday 20th through to Friday 24th November 2023.

The section of closed road will extend between the junction with the B4058 (Winterbourne Road) to the east-most junction with the B4427 (Old Gloucester Road).

A4174, Hambrook junction

Emergency work to repair a fault on the Hambrook junction traffic lights on the A4174 Ring Road is planned to start on Monday 23rd October 2023 and last four seven days.

The lights will be switched off while the work is carried out and there will be no right turn out of Bristol Road. As part of the diversion all traffic must turn left and go round Bromley Heath Roundabout.

Source: Post on South Gloucestershire Council’s StreetCare Facebook page

UPDATE (3rd November 2023): A spokesperson for South Gloucestershire Council said: “The work to install the new traffic controller box and carry out the urgent rewiring at Hambrook junction is complete and the lights have been switched back on.”

“We thank you for your patience while this work has been carried out.”

UPDATE (30th October 2023): A spokesperson for South Gloucestershire Council said: “Unfortunately during the works to replace the signal controller which had developed a serious fault, we found some unusable wiring which we have had to completely replace.”

“This issue has extended the time expected to complete the replacement works and we now expect to be able to switch on the controller at the end of next week (Sunday 5th November 2023).”

UPDATE (26th October 2023): A spokesperson for South Gloucestershire Council said: “The rewiring of the Hambrook traffic lights has proved far more in depth than expected, which could only be discovered once the work began. As a result, the the works are now expected to be completed by Sunday (29th October 2023) and the diversion will remain in place.”

A38 Gloucester Road, Filton

The A38 slip road heading towards the Royal Mail will be closed  between 9.30am and 3pm on Wednesday 20th September 2023 to facilitate carriageway works.

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As a result of this closure the Gipsy Patch Lane bus stop by the Royal Mail will not be served and passengers are advised to use the Filton Airfield bus stop which is the stop before.

Source: A38 Slip Road, Filton – CLOSURE – (75 & Y6)

Hayes Way / Merlin Road

Urgent work to repair a broken sewage pipe near the Marks & Spencer end of The Mall at Cribbs Causeway will start on Monday 21st August 2023 and last for approximately six weeks.

There will be single lane closures on the San Andreas roundabout (western end of Hayes Way / Merlin Road) so Wessex Water can carry out emergency repairs.

Traffic delays are expected on the approaches to the roundabout.

Source: South Gloucestershire Council

Work description, from one.network:

“Sewer Repair – Repair 150mm clay sewer at a depth of 6.1m, damaged by a third party.”

A Wessex Water spokesperson said:

“Unfortunately our pipework has been damaged and lane closures are required on Merlin Road and Highwood Road so we can carry out repairs safely. We’re sorry for any traffic delays caused by this urgent and essential work on our sewer network.”

Old Gloucester Road

Location: At junction with Swan Lane

Road closure from Saturday 2nd to Tuesday 5th September 2023 inclusive to allow Bristol Water to carry out repair and maintenance works.

Source: InYourArea / Bristol Water

A38, Almondsbury

“The A38 at Almondsbury heading towards Thornbury only will be closed overnight to service T1 between 22:00 and 06:00 on Saturday 22nd July 2023 (one night) for carriageway works.”

Read more: A38, Almondsbury (towards Thornbury only) – CLOSURE (First Bus)

A38 flyover, Filton

South Gloucestershire Council will be carrying out a detailed inspection of the A38 Gloucester Road flyover in Filton for 12 days starting from Monday 3th July 2023.

This will mean off-peak closures under the bridge on Monday 3rd July, Tuesday 4th July and Monday 17th July, between 9.30am and 3.30pm, in both directions. A short, signed diversion will be in place.

The southbound lane over the bridge will also be closed on Thursday 6th July and traffic diverted and we aim to open before peak traffic on the following morning.

There will also be a number of slip roads which will be down to a single lane while the investigations take place.

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Great Stoke Way, Stoke Gifford

Emergency bridge repairs on Great Stoke Way (a.k.a. the ‘Blue Bridge Road’) between Great Stoke Roundabout (a.k.a Rabbit Roundabout) on the B4057 Winterbourne Road and Parkway North Roundabout at the northern end of Stoke Gifford By-Pass.

The Journal understands that overnight road closures will be in place, between 8pm and 6am, from Thursday 25th May (pm) to Wednesday 31st May 2023 (am), excluding Saturday, Sunday and Monday nights.

Bus diversions

Services M1 and T1 will be diverted and not serve the Great Stoke bus stops in either direction and passengers are advised to board or alight at the bus stops on Hunt Ground Road (diversion route).

Service Y6 heading towards Southmead from Great Stoke Way roundabout will divert to resume normal route at Parkway Station and not serve Great Stoke, Hunt Ground, Parkway North P&R bus stops and passengers are advised to board or alight at Parkway Station or Old Gloucester Road bus stops.

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UPDATE (24th May 2023): Statement from South Gloucestershire Council published on the website of Stoke Gifford Parish Council:

There has recently been some damage to the underside of the ‘Blue Bridge’ across Great Stoke Way North, following a bridge strike.

Necessitating emergency bridge repairs (and hence the short notice for a temporary road closure) between 25/05/2023 – 01/06/2023.

The costs are all recoverable by South Glos from a third party.

The road closure will be from 8pm to 6am only (i.e. still open to traffic during the daytime).

It is anticipated to last four nights – Thurs, Fri, Tues and Weds.

? More information (one.network)

Station Road, Little Stoke

Photo of a lorry unloading a container close to a railway bridge.
Contractors set up a site compound under the new railway bridge on Gipsy Patch Lane, Little Stoke, ahead of the commencement of remedial work on the adjacent railway embankment.

The southern end of Station Road in Little Stoke will be closed to motorised traffic for up to one month to allow remedial work to be carried out on the railway embankment adjacent to the new Gipsy Patch Lane bridge.

The road closure was originally advertised as starting from Monday 14th November but is now expected to begin on Monday 21st November 2022 and last until [Wednesday 21st December 2022; Thursday 19th January 2023Wednesday 24th February 2023; the end of March 2023] 28th April 2023.

The shared-use path on the north side of Gipsy Patch Lane near to and under the bridge will also be closed (from the earlier date of Monday 14th November 2022), but the path on the south side remains open to pedestrians and cyclists.

Read more: Station Road set to close for one month for bridge and embankment works (SGJ)

UPDATE (12th May 2023): The Station Road junction was reopened today. Read more…

UPDATE (30th March 2023): The anticipated reopening date of the Station Road junction on Gipsy Patch Lane has been put back for the fourth time in as many months, this time by up to six weeks. Signs at the site are now showing a completion date of Friday 28th April 2023. Read  more: Station Road reopening delayed for the fourth time in four months (SGJ)

UPDATE (23rd February 2023): Cllr Keith Cranney has posted the following statement on social media: “We [SGC] have now received confirmation that Network Rail’s contractors will recommence the work to the embankment on the north east corner of the new bridge on Monday [20th February], following agreement with the landowner and tenant. Network Rail’s programme suggests that the work will be complete by the end of March, with the opening of Station Road and the bus lane under the bridge.”

UPDATE (10th February 2023): A spokesperson for South Gloucestershire Council said: “Unfortunately, due to a number of unforeseen factors this work will take longer to complete than originally publicised.” Signs at the site are now showing a completion date of Wednesday 24th February 2023. Read  more: Reopening of Station Road junction delayed AGAIN – until 24th February (SGJ)

UPDATE (19th December 2022): South Gloucestershire Council has announced that the road closure will now continue into the new year. Signs at the site are now showing a completion date of Thursday 19th January 2023. Read more: Station Road closure extended as railway bridge embankment work overruns (SGJ)

UPDATE (12th December 2022): It is noted that one.network is now showing a revised completion date of 19th January 2023 for this work. However, there has been no official confirmation of any delay from South Gloucestershire Council.

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Old Gloucester Road

Map showing location of a road closure.
Map showing section of Old Gloucester Road that will be closed for drainage works in March 2023.

A section of Old Gloucester Road near Winterbourne is set to be closed for two weeks for essential drainage works.

The work, between the junctions with Trench Lane and Perrinpit Road, is scheduled to start on Monday 13th March 2023 and continue until Friday 24th March 2023.

The affected section of road runs past The Grange Hotel.

A spokesperson for South Gloucestershire Council said:

“We are working to remove damaged and collapsed drainage pipes, which are currently limiting water flow and causing flooding.”

A signed diversion via Beacon Lane, Winterbourne High Street, Bristol Road and Perrinpit Road will be in place in both directions for the duration of the work. Residents and businesses will be given access.”

“We thank you for your patience and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

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