M32 Eastville Viaduct Central Barrier ReplacementRecently updated

We are replacing the central reservation barrier along the elevated section of the M32 in Bristol.

Region:  South West
Start date:  20 March 2017
Cost:  £2 million
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Maintenance Scheme
End date:  June 2017
Programme:  

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Progress report

We have now installed the necessary traffic management required to keep drivers and our construction team safe during the works.

You may have seen narrow lanes, temporary vehicle restraint barriers, CCTV and average speed cameras being installed. All these elements, including the CCTV and average speed cameras, will be removed at the end of the project. In the meantime, the CCTV helps us spot any motorists who have had to stop in the roadworks following a breakdown and so that we can arrange vehicle recovery.

The average speed cameras help ensure that motorists adhere to the temporary speed restriction, and that our construction team remains safe.

For information on roadworks, check the roadworks tab.

What's next

We expect to finish our preparatory work shortly, and then we will begin working to remove and replace the life-expired central reservation barrier.

Why we need this scheme

The old central reservation barrier on elevated section of the M32 was installed when the Eastville Viaduct was built in the 1970s. Inspections have shown that this has now reached the end of its serviceable life and needs to be completely replaced.

The scheme in detail

We need to replace the old, life-expired, central reservation barrier on the elevated section of the M32.

Due to the nature of the location, the work is logistically challenging. All the work will be completed overnight so the road can remain open during the daytime.

When we are working we will need to completely close sections of the carriageway to provide a safe working space for our contractors and machinery.

We will be working in phases to minimise the disruption to road users.

Enabling works

This first part of the scheme will require a number of Overnight closures affecting the north and southbound carriageways – some between junctions 1 (Hambrook) and 3 (Bristol City Centre) and others between junctions 2 (Fishponds) and 3 (Bristol City Centre).

Phase 1

We will be working between junction 1 (Hambrook) and junction 2 (Fishponds), with the southbound carriageway closed to all us space to work. The whole section (from Junction 1) needs to be closed because the elevated section of the M32 begins just before the southbound junction 2 exit slip road. A fully signed diversion will be in place when the road is closed. Occasional overnight northbound closures will also be required.

Phase 2

We will be working between junction 2 (Fishponds) and junction 3 (Bristol City Centre). A fully signed diversion will be in place when the road is closed. Occasional full overnight closures of both the north and southbound carriageways between junctions 1 (Hambrook) and 3 (Bristol City Centre) will be required too.

The nature of the work means that it will be noisy. Care will be taken not to disturb local residents too much, with the nosiest parts of the jobs done during the first part of the night (to be finished by midnight at the latest).

Aims

the aims of this scheme are to:

  • replace the old central reservation barrier
  • ensure the ongoing safety of road users

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Location : The M4 westbound between junctions J18 and J19 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 28 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 8:08 pm
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 28 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 8:03 pm
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 28 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 8:03 pm
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 are closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 28 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 8:03 pm
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 28 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 8:03 pm
Location : The M32 southbound at junction J3 . Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 28 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 7:56 pm
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 28 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 7:55 pm
Location : The M32 northbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 26 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 7:39 pm
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 25 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 7:18 pm
Location : The M32 northbound at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 26 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 7:07 pm
Location : The M32 southbound at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 25 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 6:25 pm
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 25 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 5:53 pm
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 25 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 5:53 pm
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 25 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 5:53 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J18A and J17 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 12:30 on 28 April 2017 to 16:30 on 28 April 2017.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 3:54 pm
Location : The M5 southbound exit slip at junction J16 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:59 on 27 April 2017 to 06:30 on 28 April 2017.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 9:54 am
Location : The M4 westbound between junctions J19 and J20 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:59 on 27 April 2017 to 06:30 on 28 April 2017.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 9:53 am
Location : The M32 southbound between the M4 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 21:00 from 3 May 2017 to 5 May 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 21:00 from 9 May 2017 to 12 May 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 21:00 from 16 May 2017 to 19 May 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 21:00 from 23 May 2017 to 24 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 12:00 am
Location : The M4 westbound exit slip at junction J19 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 21:00 from 3 May 2017 to 5 May 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 21:00 from 9 May 2017 to 12 May 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 21:00 from 16 May 2017 to 19 May 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 21:00 from 23 May 2017 to 24 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 12:00 am
Location : The M32 northbound between junction J1 and the M4 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 21:00 from 3 May 2017 to 5 May 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 21:00 from 9 May 2017 to 12 May 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 21:00 from 16 May 2017 to 19 May 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 21:00 from 23 May 2017 to 24 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 27, 2017, 12:00 am
Location : The M4 westbound exit slip at junction J19 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 3 May 2017 to 6 May 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 May 2017 to 06:00 on 9 May 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 9 May 2017 to 13 May 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 May 2017 to 06:00 on 16 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 11:59 pm
Location : The M32 northbound between junction J1 and the M4 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 3 May 2017 to 6 May 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 May 2017 to 06:00 on 9 May 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 9 May 2017 to 13 May 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 May 2017 to 06:00 on 16 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 11:59 pm
Location : The M32 southbound between the M4 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 3 May 2017 to 6 May 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 May 2017 to 06:00 on 9 May 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 9 May 2017 to 13 May 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 May 2017 to 06:00 on 16 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 11:59 pm
Location : The M32 southbound between the M4 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 3 May 2017 to 6 May 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 May 2017 to 06:00 on 9 May 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 9 May 2017 to 13 May 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 May 2017 to 06:00 on 16 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 11:59 pm
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 3 May 2017 to 6 May 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 May 2017 to 06:00 on 9 May 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 9 May 2017 to 13 May 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 May 2017 to 06:00 on 16 May 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 11:59 pm
Location : The M32 southbound entry slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 3 May 2017 to 6 May 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 8 May 2017 to 06:00 on 9 May 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 9 May 2017 to 13 May 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 15 May 2017 to 06:00 on 16 May 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: April 26, 2017, 11:59 pm
Location : The M4 eastbound between junctions J19 and J18 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 2 May 2017 to 5 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: April 25, 2017, 11:54 pm
Location : The M32 northbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane three is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 26 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 6:27 am
Location : The M32 northbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Barrier repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 26 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 6:27 am

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