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:  

Progress report

The new central reservation barrier on the Eastville Viaduct on the M32 has now been installed.

What's next

Whilst the main work to install the barrier has been done, there are still some final tasks that need to be completed. We will still require some night time closures to carry out the reinstallation of COMMS cabinets (these control information signs and the emergency telephones), the installation of the new lining layout and works to the bridge deck. During this time there will be overnight closures of the M32 at various points.

For more infomration on roadworks, check the roadworks feed.

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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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M5 southbound exit slip at junction J16 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:59 pm
Location : The M5 northbound exit slip at junction J16 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:30 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 7:59 pm
Location : The M32 southbound exit slip at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 22 July 2017 to 06:00 on 24 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm
Location : The M49 southbound between the junctions with the M4 and the M5 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Horticultural works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:59 on 20 July 2017 to 05:30 on 21 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: July 20, 2017, 4:21 pm

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