M49 Avonmouth junctionRecently updated

Construction of a new junction on the M49 in the Avonmouth region.

Region:  South West
Start date:  TBC
Cost:  £25 to 50 million
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

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Progress report

We are currently evaluating options for the most suitable location for a new junction to the M49 motorway. Following selection of the preferred design option we will hold an information event before construction starts to provide the local community and stakeholders with details of the final proposal and the associated construction programme.

What next?

Over the coming months we will be undertaking various survey works and carrying out further evaluation of the options. We will then select the most beneficial option at the end of the year.

Timeline

Date Event
21 July 2016 Public information event
Late 2016 Preferred location announcement
Late 2017 Start of works

Why we need this scheme

The roads around the M49 suffer from delays and congestion. There is a need for additional infrastructure which will improve how the network performs for our users. In addition, the port of Avonmouth and the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area to the west of Bristol currently have no direct access to the M49, which is hindering proposals to support economic growth in the area. A new junction on the M49 will improve access to these areas, ease congestion and contribute to the economic growth of the region.

The scheme in detail

We have committed, along with Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council, to unlocking the economic potential of the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area. It is an important regional employment site and the largest brownfield site in Western Europe. The site is expected to attract new economic activity and associated employment in diverse sectors including energy generation, waste management, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution. The new junction will be located in the area to the south of the Western Approach Distribution Park and west of the village of Easter Compton. We are considering two locations within this area for the new junction which are separated by approximately half a mile. We expect to announce a preferred junction option and location in late 2016 once we have completed our assessment.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to:
  • support economic growth
  • relieve traffic on local roads around the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area
  • improve access to the regional highways network
  • improve road safety by relieving pressure on the local road network

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Planned roadworks

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Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 09:30 on 27 January 2017 to 15:30 on 27 January 2017. Location : The M49 northbound between the junctions with the M5 and the M4 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : expect disruption until 12:30 on 31 March 2017. Location : The M32 northbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Period : expect disruption until 12:30 on 30 March 2017. Location : The M32 northbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Status : Currently Active. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 11 February 2017 to 15 February 2017. Location : The M4 westbound between junctions J18 and J20 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 09:30 on 25 January 2017 to 15:30 on 25 January 2017. Location : The M5 northbound entry slip at junction J18 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 20:00 on 26 January 2017 to 06:00 on 27 January 2017. Location : The M4 westbound between junctions J18 and J19 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 09:30 on 25 January 2017 to 15:30 on 25 January 2017. Location : The M49 northbound between the junctions with the M5 and the M4 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 15 February 2017. Location : The M4 eastbound between junctions J20 and J19 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M5 northbound entry slip at junction J17 . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 28 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 January 2017 to 06:30 on 23 January 2017. Location : The M4 eastbound between junctions J20 and J19 . Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J17 and J16 . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 28 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 January 2017 to 06:30 on 23 January 2017. Location : The M4 eastbound between junctions J20 and J19 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 12:30 on 23 January 2017 to 16:00 on 23 January 2017. Location : The M49 southbound between the junctions with the M4 and the M5 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 January 2017 to 06:30 on 23 January 2017. Location : The M4 eastbound at junction J20 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 09:30 on 26 January 2017 to 15:30 on 26 January 2017. Location : The M49 northbound between the junctions with the M5 and the M4 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 January 2017 to 06:30 on 23 January 2017. Location : The M4 eastbound between junctions J22 and J20 . Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M49 northbound between the junctions with the M5 and the M4 . Status : Pending. Schedule : From 07:00 on 27 January 2017 to 17:00 on 27 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 January 2017 to 06:30 on 23 January 2017. Location : The M4 eastbound between junctions J22 and J20 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 09:30 on 24 January 2017 to 15:30 on 24 January 2017. Location : The junction of the M5 J18 and the M49 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M49 southbound between the junctions with the M4 and the M5 . Status : Pending. Schedule : From 07:00 on 27 January 2017 to 17:00 on 27 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J16 and J17 . Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 23 January 2017 to 28 January 2017. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Schedule : From 09:30 on 24 January 2017 to 15:30 on 24 January 2017. Location : The M49 southbound between the junctions with the M4 and the M5 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm
Status : Pending. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 January 2017 to 06:30 on 23 January 2017. Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J14 and J15 . Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned.
Posted: January 21, 2017, 1:31 pm

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