M4 Prince of Wales and M48 Severn Bridges

Severn Bridges - M4 Prince of Wales and M48 Severn Bridges

The original M48 Severn Bridge was constructed in the 1960s, and provides access to Chepstow and the Wye Valley from England. The M4 Prince of Wales Bridge was constructed in the 1990s and is now the main strategic route between South West England and south Wales.

Managed by Highways England, the bridges used to be toll roads, but these were removed in December 2018 – as a result we have seen an increase in traffic across the bridges. Both structures are also heavily used by daily commuter traffic travelling between Bristol and south Wales.

For information on routine works, you can follow our Twitter page for the bridges.

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