M5 fuel price indicator trialRecently updated

Introduction of signs displaying the price of fuel at motorway service areas along the M5.

Region:  South West
Start date:  February 2016
Cost:  £2 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  December 2017
Programme:  

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Progress report

The signs displaying motorway fuel prices are now in operation on the M5 southbound, between Bristol (junction 18) and Exeter (junction 30).

What next?

To help us evaluate the trial you can provide feedback on the new electronic signs by completing our questionnaire. We will then make a decision as to whether the signs should be implemented on a wider scale.

Timeline

Date Event
February 2016 Start of trial
December 2017 End of trial

Why we need this scheme

Following a Department for Transport led feasibility study and after asking for your feedback, we agreed a trial to monitor and evaluate the impact of displaying motorway service area (MSA) fuel prices on roadside electronic signs. The trial is to determine whether the new fuel comparison price signs are effective in providing useful information to road users and to understand the impact of improving fuel price transparency on driver behaviour and fuel prices at MSAs.

The scheme in detail

The signs display the real-time price of unleaded petrol and diesel for the next three motorway service areas along the route, together with the distance to the services. Five MSAs are included in this trial:
  • Gordano
  • Sedgemoor
  • Bridgwater
  • Taunton Deane
  • Exeter
Moto, Shell and Welcome Break are the companies directly participating in the trial. You can view a location plan and an image of how the signs appear under ‘Publications’. We will monitor and evaluate the trial over 18 months, after which we will make a decision regarding wider implementation.

Aims

We are measuring a number of factors to determine the success of the trial. These are:
  • safety - having no discernible impact to safety for all road user groups
  • customer - providing a useful and effective information service to the customer
  • technical performance - providing a high performing and accurate messaging system
  • economic - cost/benefit analysis of providing motorists with price transparency
We are using CCTV as one of our methods to monitor and evaluate whether these new signs impact upon driver behaviour. The information is being collected only for the research purposes of this trial and will not be shared with any other parties.

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The M49 northbound between the junctions with the M5 and the M4 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:59 on 28 March 2017 to 05:30 on 29 March 2017. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 March 2017 to 05:30 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:55 am
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J1 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:01 on 28 March 2017 to 06:30 on 29 March 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 29 March 2017 to 7 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:55 am
Location : The M32 northbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:01 on 28 March 2017 to 06:30 on 29 March 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 March 2017 to 7 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:55 am
Location : The M32 northbound entry slip at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:01 on 28 March 2017 to 06:30 on 29 March 2017. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 March 2017 to 7 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:55 am
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J17 and J18 . Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 12:30 on 29 March 2017 to 16:30 on 29 March 2017.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:54 am
Location : The M5 northbound at junction J16 . Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 12:30 on 29 March 2017 to 16:30 on 29 March 2017.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:54 am
Location : The M4 eastbound between junctions J22 and J21 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:59 on 28 March 2017 to 05:30 on 29 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:54 am
Location : The M4 westbound between junctions J21 and J22 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:01 on 28 March 2017 to 05:30 on 29 March 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:54 am
Location : The M4 westbound between junctions J18 and J19 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 23:59 on 28 March 2017 to 05:30 on 29 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:54 am
Location : The M49 southbound between the junctions with the M4 and the M5 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:30 on 28 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:30 am
Location : The junction of the M5 J18 and the M49 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 16:30 on 28 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 11:30 am
Location : The M32 northbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 12:30 on 30 March 2017.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 7:36 am
Location : The M32 northbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 12:30 on 31 March 2017.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 7:35 am
Location : The M32 northbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 3 April 2017 to 06:00 on 4 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 12:03 am
Location : The M32 northbound at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 3 April 2017 to 06:00 on 4 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 12:03 am
Location : The M32 northbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 3 April 2017 to 06:00 on 4 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 12:03 am
Location : The M32 northbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 3 April 2017 to 06:00 on 4 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 12:03 am
Location : The M32 northbound at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 3 April 2017 to 06:00 on 4 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 12:03 am
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J15 and J13 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 5 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 12:01 am
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J18 and J19 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 3 April 2017 to 06:00 on 4 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 12:01 am
Location : The M4 westbound between junctions J18 and J19 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 3 April 2017 to 7 April 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 28, 2017, 12:00 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 : From 20:00 on 29 March 2017 to 21:00 on 29 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 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 : From 21:00 on 29 March 2017 to 06:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 30 March 2017 to 20:00 on 25 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 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 : From 21:00 on 29 March 2017 to 06:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J18A and J17 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 March 2017 to 06:00 on 31 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 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 : From 21:00 on 29 March 2017 to 06:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 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 : From 20:00 on 29 March 2017 to 21:00 on 29 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M5 northbound entry slip at junction J18 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 30 March 2017 to 06:00 on 31 March 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M48 westbound between the M4 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 March 2017 to 06:00 on 31 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M5 northbound at junction J18 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2017 to 06:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M4 westbound exit slip at junction J19 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 March 2017 to 21:00 on 29 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M4 westbound exit slip at junction J19 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2017 to 06:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M32 southbound at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 30 March 2017 to 20:00 on 25 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M4 westbound between junctions J21 and J22 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 March 2017 to 06:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M5 southbound at junction J18 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 31 March 2017 to 06:00 on 1 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 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 : From 21:00 on 29 March 2017 to 06:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M32 northbound entry slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 31 March 2017 to 06:00 on 1 April 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J19 and J18 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2, 3 and 4 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2017 to 06:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be three of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M4 eastbound between junctions J22 and J21 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 March 2017 to 06:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M5 northbound at junction J18A . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2017 to 06:00 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M4 eastbound between junctions J19 and J18 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 March 2017 to 05:30 on 30 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 30 March 2017 to 20:00 on 25 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 30 March 2017 to 20:00 on 25 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J2 and J3 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 30 March 2017 to 20:00 on 25 May 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm
Location : The M48 eastbound between junction J1 and the M4 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 March 2017 to 06:00 on 31 March 2017. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2017, 5:08 pm

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