Midlands and Western Region

South Somerset road closures

Started: 16 January 2017 for a maximum period of 18 months.

  • Temporary Closure of Princes Street, Church Street and Church Path, North Lane, Court Ash, Clarence Street
  • Temporary Lane Closure of Park Road
  • Temporary Suspension of One Way System on North Lane

Timings and alternative routes can be found here.

 

Highways England: M5 J11a-12 resurfacing

Started: Monday 6 February 2017
Scheduled to be completed: Friday 31 March 2017
Hours of work: between 8pm and 6am – with one lane open to the travelling public.

M5 northbound carriageway between junction 12 and 11a will be fully closed on the following dates: 

  • Junction 11a northbound exit slip road – Thursday 23 March 
  • Junction 11a northbound entry slip road – Tuesday 21 March, Wednesday 22 March and Friday 24 March  
  • Northbound full closure between Junction 11a exit and entry slip roads - Thursday 30 March

 

A34 Didcot to Kennington (Oxfordshire) – Resurfacing

The series of works are being scheduled to start in late-February 2017* and are expected to be completed by the end of March 2017* (Monday to Friday only). 

In order to carry out the work as efficiently and safely as possible, sections of the A34 north and southbound carriageways will be closed overnight, when traffic flows are at their lowest.

A34 southbound from the A415 Marcham Interchange to the A4185 Chilton Junction: 27 February for 8 nights

A clearly signed diversion will be in place from the Botley Interchange, the A420, A338 to Wantage, then east back towards Chilton/Milton

A34 northbound from the A4130 Milton Interchange to the A415 Marcham Interchange: 7 March for 8 nights

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4130, B4017 via Steventon and Drayton and Marcham Road

A34 northbound from the A415 Marcham Interchange to the Hinksey Hill: 17 March for 8 nights

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via A415 Marcham Road, Colwell Drive, Copenhagen Drive, Dunmore Road, Oxford Road and Hinksey Hill

 

Temporary Closure of (A39) Redway & Porlock Hill

The County Council of Somerset have made an Order PROHIBITING ALL TRAFFIC from proceeding along (A39) Redway & Porlock Hill from A39 Redway, 250m from the junction with Toll Road to A39 Porlock Hill, 265m west of the junction with Parsons Hill, a total distance of 1100 metres to carry out resurfacing works.

The Order becomes effective on 06 March 2017 and will remain in force for eighteen months.

The works are expected to last for 10 days excluding the weekend.

While the closure is in operation an alternative route will be signed on site.

Please visit www.roadworks.org for further information on the alternative route

Confirmed dates and times for all the closures will be displayed in advance on signs along the A34.

A487 Derwenlas to Powys/Ceredigion Boundary & Furnace Resurfacing Works - Disruption to Wide Vehicles and Night Time Closure

Traffic in specified lengths of the trunk road will be prohibited because of roadworks starting 20th February 2017 for a maximum duration of 18 months.

 

Highways England: M32 Eastville Viaduct works

Skanska, working on behalf of Highways England, will be carrying out works to replace the central reservation barrier over the Eastville Viaduct on the M32 motorway. The works are due to start on 20 March 2017 and are expected to take 11 weeks to complete. Works will be taking place between 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday. This means the M32 can remain open in both directions during the daytime.

Enabling work:

Overnight closures affecting the north and southbound carriageways – some of these closures will be between junctions 1 (Hambrook) and 3 (Bristol City Centre) and others between junctions 2 (Fishponds) and 3 (Bristol City Centre).

Phase 1 work:

Regular full overnight southbound closures between junctions 1 (Hambrook) and 3 (Bristol City Centre).

Phase 2 work:

Regular full overnight southbound closures between junctions 2 (Fishponds) and 3 (Bristol City Centre)
Occasional full overnight closures of both the north and southbound carriageways between junctions 1 (Hambrook) and 3 (Bristol City Centre) too.

Final phase:

Removal of traffic management with overnight closures affecting the north and southbound carriageways – some of these closures will be between junctions 1 (Hambrook) and 3 (Bristol City Centre) and others between junctions 2 (Fishponds) and 3 (Bristol City Centre).

The exact dates of the closures are still being finalised, however you can keep up to date with real time traffic updates via www.trafficengland.com.

When we close the M32, fully signed diversions will be in place.  Details of these can be found at the end of this letter. 

 

M27 Junctions 8 (Bursledon) to 9 (Whiteley) Resurfacing

Outstanding work on the westbound carriageway is scheduled to take place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 March 2017*; with work on the eastbound carriageway is scheduled to start on Monday 6 March and is expected to be completed by the end of March 2017*.

In order to carry out the work as efficiently and safely as possible, the following traffic management will be in place overnight, when traffic flows are at their lowest:

Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 March

Full closures of the westbound carriageway between junctions 9 and 8

Friday 24 to Friday 31 March

Full closures of the eastbound carriageway between junctions 7 and 9

All work will be undertaken overnight, between 10pm and 6am, Monday to Friday only.

Confirmed dates for these closures will be displayed in advance on signs along the M27.

 


A35 bridge protection update
 
Work is progressing well and if the remaining work goes as planned the A35 lane closures and speed restrictions will be removed before the end of April.
 
Lane closures on the A35 in the Brickworks Bridge area will be removed overnight on Monday 10 April - ready for the morning rush hour on Tuesday 11 April - which should help traffic flows during the Easter holidays.
 
On Monday 27 March, for two weeks, there will be lane closures on the A350 bridges over the A35 so parapet repairs can be carried out.

 

Chyvelah Road junction

You will already know that construction work has been underway on the new Chyvelah Road junction since January.  The works are progressing nicely and are ahead of schedule and over 50% complete.

The works at Chyvelah Road junction had created a problem for larger vehicles such as buses and HGVs using the junction. As a result temporary traffic lights were introduced to give them more time to leave or join the traffic safely. The works at this junction are not connected to the bus gate, which was opened last week and which is operating effectively.