Midlands and Western Region

M6 jct 10 // RTC // Update

All lanes on the M6 between the southbound slips at junction 10 have now reopened (4 lanes operational again) following the earlier RTC

Also, some further good news, after tonight

We will be closing the

o   Southbound M5 at jct 4a, M42 spilt to jct 6 (Worcester)

o   Northbound M5 at jct 6 (Worcester) to jct 5 (Droitwich and Bromsgrove)

This will be so the cones on the M5 sections currently covered by the roadworks (jct 5 to 6 and 6 to 5) can be removed. Then by 06.00hrs tomorrow morning this section will have 50mph speeds set across all 4 lanes – so please be prepared for a new road layout from the AM peak tomorrow morning. There will be calibration and technology tests for the next few weeks before the fully completed scheme being open to the prevailing motorway speeds on or about the 26th May

Temporary Road Closure - U0180, Llandefaelog

The closure will commence from 24/07/2017 – 18/09/2017.  The closure is on behalf of Arvans Civil Engineering as they carry out works to install new cable ducting in the area. The closure applies from a point at its junction with the C0091, extending in a southerly direction for a distance of approximately 1.0 km to a point near St Maelog Church, as shown on the attached map.


Temporary Road Closure – at Adderbury, Tanners Lane & The Leys

Temporary road closure to apply to a section of Adderbury, Tanners Lane & The Leys whilst essential service pipe replacement works are carried out. A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is being made to implement the temporary closure and will operate from 22 May 2017 for approximately 9 weeks.  The works will be carried out in 3 phases to lessen the impact on local residents.

Temporary Road Closure - U2824, Stepaside.

The closure will be in operation from 15/05/2017 until 09/06/2017.

M3 Junctions 2 to 3 (Surrey) Full Weekend Closure 

A weekend closure of the M3 motorway between junction 2 and 3, from 9pm Friday 5 May until 5.30am on Monday 8 May 2017, in order to lift steel beams into place across the carriageway to form the structural deck of the new Woodlands Lane Bridge, and carry out 4000 tonnes of low noise surfacing.

An additional weekend closure of the M3, at the same location, is planned to take place from 9pm on Friday 19 May until 5.30am Monday 22 May 2017, in order to carry out a further 4000 tonnes of low noise surfacing and other critical work, such as the installation of steel safety barriers, concrete safety barrier works and existing carriageway and drainage defect repairs.  

A31 Sturminster Marshall to Bere Regis (Dorset) Closure - Rescheduled

The closure has been rescheduled to take place overnight (10pm to 6am) on Wednesday 10 May 2017*.

The A31 east and westbound carriageways will be closed between the A350 Roundhouse Roundabout (Sturminster Marshall) and the A35 Bere Regis roundabout, to allow various surveys to be undertaken of the carriageway.  During the closure a clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A35 and A350.

BACKWELL COMMON, BACKWELL, NORTH SOMERSET)

This order is required because of works for carriageway resurfacing and will become operative on the 8th May 2017 for a maximum period of eighteen months. However, the closures may not be implemented for the whole of the period but only as necessitated by the works which is anticipated to be of five days in duration between the hours of 08:00 and 18:00.

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.
 

M4 Junctions 8/9 to 10 Closures: Resurfacing near Shurlock Row-POSTPONED

It is likely that these works will be rescheduled for late-May.


74773 Caersws LC, Trefeglwys Road full closure notification 08-09th July 2017

The B4569 Trefeglwys Road, either side of Caersws level crossing will be closed between 23:00hrs the 08th and 09:05hrs the 09th July 2017

A34 Gore Hill to East Ilsley – Southbound Road Marking Renewal

  • A34 southbound carriageway from the A4130 Milton Interchange to the M4 (Chieveley) will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Tuesday 2 May 2017*.

    During the closure the following clearly signed diversions will be in place as follows:

    ·         Non-motorway traffic – diversion via Wantage, Hungerford and Speen

    ·         Motorway traffic under 7.5 tonnes – diversion via Wantage, A338 and M4 junction 14

    ·         Motorway traffic over 7.5 tonnes – diversion via M40, A404 and M4 junction 8/9

    Confirmation of the closure will be displayed in advance on black and yellow signs along the A34.

 

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. 


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. 

 

A303 Resurfacing Works

These works are scheduled to be carried out overnight between Thursday 20 April 2017 and Friday 19 May 2017 on weekday nights only (excluding Friday 28 April and Monday 1 May) between the hours of 20:00 and 06:00. 

 

M6 Southbound J10 Incident - 08/05/2017

HGV into the back of another HGV in lane 2 (of 4)

The expectation is that the recovery of the 2nd vehicle and trailer will take most the morning. 

However we will be maintaining lanes 3 and 4 past the scene for the time being and until we have all the resource in place to effect a recovery after which only lane 4 will operate whilst this takes place

Congestion behind this incident is significant, given the time of day that this took place, so worth avoiding the M6 south around Walsall for the next hour or so at least (and this includes the M54 eastbound where it joins the M6 south as well). 

 

A39 THE DROVE AND WYLDS ROAD

Notice is hereby given that Somerset County Council intends to make an order in pursuance of the provisions of Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, as amended, the effect of which will be to introduce a temporary prohibition of motor vehicles as detailed in the schedule below.                                           
The Order will be made to facilitate resurfacing works and is in the interest of public safety.                             
The Order becomes effective on the 23rd May 2017 and will remain in force for eighteen months. The works will commence on Wednesday 31st May 2017 for 7 nights between the hours of 19:00 – 06:00. The restriction will apply when indicated by traffic signs.

 

M4 J14-13 Resurfacing 

I am writing to advise that Kier Highways, on behalf of Highways England, will be resurfacing a
section of the M4 eastbound carriageway, from Junction 14 towards Wickham, to ensure the network
remains in a safe and serviceable condition.
Highways England undertakes the majority of resurfacing works on the Strategic Road Network
using a lower noise material. This material is thinner than conventional Hot Rolled Asphalt and has
qualities which reduces noise levels.
Work will be undertaken in two phases overnight, between 10pm and 6am (Monday to Friday only),
on the following dates:

Monday 8 May to Tuesday 23 May 2017*

Wednesday 5 July to Friday 28 July 2017.

*Please be aware that these works have been carefully programmed but are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances

Wiltshire Council

Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

Temporary Closure of: Moor Lane (Part), Redlynch (Ref: TTRO 4793)

Notice is hereby given that the Wiltshire Council has made an Order to close temporarily to all traffic:

Moor Lane (Part), Redlynch; from its junction with Grove Lane / Timberley Lane in a north- easterly direction for a distance of approximately 1.25km to a point adjacent Titchborne Farmhouse.

To enable: Wiltshire Council to carry out carriageway reconstruction work, surface dressing and road markings.

Alternative route: via Moor Lane (unaffected length) – A36 – B3079 Pound Hill – C44 Hamptworth Road / Timberley Lane and vice versa.

The closure and diversion route will be clearly indicated by traffic signs.

This Order which previously came into operation on 21 April 2017 will now recommence on 15 May 2017 and it is anticipated that the closure will be required for two days between the hours of 07.00 and 18.00. It is anticipated that the works will take the stated duration to complete depending upon weather conditions. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses, although delays are likely due to the nature of the works. The Order has a maximum duration of 18 months.

M4 Junctions 12 to 13: Bridge Refurbishment – Weekend Closure Reminder

This is a reminder that M4 east and westbound carriageways, between junctions 12 (Theale) and 13 (Chieveley) in West Berkshire will be fully closed from 9pm on Friday 12 May through to 6am on Monday 15 May 2017.

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4 (through Newbury, Thatcham and Woolhampton), however as we are expecting this route to be extremely busy – the following alternative routes should be used:

·         From west to east / east to west – consider using the A339 and A33, or the A404, M40, A34

·         From the north – consider using the M40 and A404

·         From the south – consider using the M3 and A33

Significant delays are expected during these weekend closure periods, and it is advised that you plan ahead of your journey to allow for extra time or avoid this route where possible.

 

M4 Junctions 14 (Hungerford) to 15 (Swindon) – Resurfacing

Kier Highways, on behalf of Highways England, will be resurfacing sections of the east and westbound carriageways near Baydon and Liddington, to ensure the network remains in a safe and serviceable condition.  Highways England undertakes the majority of resurfacing works on the Strategic Road Network using a lower noise material. This material is thinner than conventional Hot Rolled Asphalt and has qualities which reduces noise levels.

In order to carry out the work as efficiently and safely the following traffic management restrictions will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am:

EASTBOUND RESURFACING

Thursday 18 May to Friday 2 June 2017 (Monday to Friday only)Lane closures only

Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 July 2017 (Monday to Friday only)Full eastbound road closures

WESTBOUND RESURFACING

Thursday 18 to Thursday 25 May 2017 (Monday to Friday only)Lane closures only

Tuesday 30 May to Saturday 3 June 2017 Full westbound road closures

Monday 5 to Friday 9 June 2017 (Monday to Friday only) Full westbound road closures

Monday 12 to 23 June 2017 (Monday to Friday only) Lane closures only

Tuesday 4 and Wednesday  5 July 2017 (Monday to Friday only) Full westbound road closures

Monday 10 to Wednesday 12 July 2017 (Monday to Friday only) Full westbound road closures

During the full overnight closures of the M4 between junctions 14 and 15, a clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A338, A4 and B4192.

Confirmed dates for the closures will be displayed in advance on signs along the M4.

A34 Beacon Hill to Litchfield – Southbound Resurfacing

Kier Highways, on behalf of Highways England, will be resurfacing a section of the A34 southbound carriageway from Beacon Hill to Litchfield, to ensure the network remains in a safe and serviceable condition.  Highways England undertakes the majority of resurfacing works on the Strategic Road Network using a lower noise material. This material is thinner than conventional Hot Rolled Asphalt and has qualities which reduces noise levels.

 

Work will be undertaken overnight (between 10pm and 6am) on the following dates:

·         Monday 15 to Thursday 18 May* (4 nights)

·         Thursday 1 to Saturday 3 June* (3 nights)

·         Monday 5 to 8 Thursday 8 June* (4 nights)

·         Monday 12 to Thursday 15 June* (4 nights)

 

In order to carry out the work as efficiently and safely as possible, the A34 southbound carriageway will be fully closed from the A343 Wash Common/Highclere junction to the A303 at Bullington Cross.  A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A343, Andover and A303.

Confirmed dates for the closures will be displayed on signs along the A34.

 

M4 Junctions 8/9 to 10 Closures: Resurfacing near Shurlock Row - Update

resurfacing sections of the M4 east and westbound carriageways near Shurlock Row, to improve people’s journeys and ensure the network remains in a safe and serviceable condition.

In order to carry out the resurfacing work as efficiently and safely as possible, the M4 westbound carriageway from junctions 8/9 to 10 will be fully closed overnight between 10pm to 6am, when traffic flows are at their lowest.

Westbound resurfacing

Monday 22 to Tuesday 30 May (excluding Friday 26 and Monday 30 May due to the bank holiday)

Eastbound resurfacing

Monday 5 to Wednesday 14 June (excluding Friday 9 June)

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A404(M), A4 and A329(M).

Confirmed dates for the closures will be displayed in advance on signs along the M4.

 

Highways England: A303 Resurfacing Works – Further Works Required

Due to the type of work taking place and to ensure the safety of both the public and our workforce, we will need to fully close the A303 between the A30 Devonshire House junction and the A358 Southfields Roundabout overnight. These closures are currently programmed in as follows:

  • Monday 22 May 2017 - Friday 9 June 2017 (not working Friday 26 May 2017 and Monday 29 May 2017 due to the bank holiday) – full closure between 20:00 and 06:00
  • Monday 26 June 2017 - Thursday 29 June 2017 – full closure between 20:00 and 06:00

Highways England: A303 Resurfacing Works - Cartgate to Ilchester

Skanska, working on behalf of Highways England, will be carrying out essential resurfacing works on the A303 eastbound and westbound between Cartgate Roundabout (A3088/A303) and the Ilchester Interchange (A37/A303).

These works are scheduled to be carried out overnight between Monday 22 May 2017 and Tuesday 6 June 2017 on weekday nights only between the hours of 20:00 and 06:00. Due to the type of work taking place and to ensure the safety of both the public and our workforce, we will need to fully close sections of the A303 overnight. These closures are currently programmed in as follows:

Total overnight closure of the A303 westbound between the Ilchester Interchange (A37/A303) and the Cartgate Roundabout (A3088/A303):

  • Monday 22 May 2017 - Thursday 25 May 2017
  • Tuesday 30 May 2017 - Thursday 1 June 2017
  • Thursday 6 June 2017

Total overnight closure of the A303 eastbound between the Cartgate Roundabout (A3088/A303) and the Ilchester Interchange (A37/A303) including the slip road to A303 eastbound from Heads Street:

  • Friday 2 June 2017 and Tuesday 6 June 2017.

During these closures, clearly signed diversion routes will be in place, details of which can be found overleaf.