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

Following the installation of the traffic management, the focus has been on removing the old life-expired central reservation barrier. It has now all been successfully taken away and work has been carried out to clear the accumulated debris from the central reserve. New weepholes have also been drilled in the bridge deck to help with drainage along the viaduct.

We are now working to remove covers and install steel plates to 49 manholes and inspection chambers. Once this is done we will have a flat surface on which the new concrete central barrier can be placed.

For information on roadworks, check the roadworks tab.

What's next

We’re about to move into a new phase of work (installing the replacement barrier), which means the traffic management will change. From the beginning of May, we will be working between junction 1 (Hambrook) and junction 3 (Bristol City Centre). A fully signed diversion will be in place when the road is closed overnight

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 M32 northbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 June 2017 to 06:00 on 27 June 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 27 June 2017 to 29 June 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 23:00 and 06:00 from 29 June 2017 to 1 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 23, 2017, 1:56 pm
Location : The M32 northbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 June 2017 to 06:00 on 27 June 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 27 June 2017 to 29 June 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 23:00 and 06:00 from 29 June 2017 to 1 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 23, 2017, 1:56 pm
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 21:00 from 26 June 2017 to 30 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 23, 2017, 1:56 pm
Location : The M32 southbound at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 21:00 from 26 June 2017 to 30 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 23, 2017, 1:56 pm
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 26 June 2017 to 1 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 23, 2017, 1:56 pm
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 26 June 2017 to 1 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 23, 2017, 1:56 pm
Location : The M32 southbound at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 26 June 2017 to 1 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: June 23, 2017, 1:56 pm
Location : The M32 southbound at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 26 June 2017 to 1 July 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 23, 2017, 1:56 pm
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 26 June 2017 to 1 July 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 23, 2017, 1:56 pm
Location : The M4 eastbound between junctions J19 and J18 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 June 2017 to 06:00 on 29 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 22, 2017, 12:04 am
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J17 and J18 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 27 June 2017 to 06:00 on 28 June 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 20, 2017, 11:54 pm
Location : The M5 southbound entry slip at junction J17 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 June 2017 to 06:00 on 27 June 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: June 20, 2017, 11:20 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J16 and J18 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 26 June 2017 to 06:00 on 27 June 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: June 20, 2017, 11:20 pm

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