M32 Junction 2 Northbound exit slip road closure

Repairing the M32 northbound exit slip road following a major fire

Region:  South West
Start date:  23 February 2020
Cost:  TBC
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Maintenance Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Progress report

One lane of the junction 2 northbound exit slip road reopened to light traffic on 21 March. There is a 3-tonne weight restriction, and a 2-metre vehicle width restriction in place, which means that only cars and motorcycles can use it.

Buses, coaches, ambulances, fire engines, some light goods vehicles and all heavy goods vehicles are not permitted to use it. Drivers of these vehicles should continue to use the official diversion.

A poster for organisations to use, to share the information with their staff, has been created. This can be found in the documents section below.

We will monitor the bridged slip road closely following the reopening of one lane, to ensure that should any issues arise they can be identified and dealt with appropriately.

Diversion information for vehicles weighing more than 3-tonnes, or over 2-metres in width:

Those using the northbound M32 and wishing to exit at junction 2 should remain on the M32 northbound, exiting at junction 1 (Hambrook) and returning via the M32 southbound to junction 2 (Eastville). The exit slip road on the southbound carriageway is unaffected.

What's next

In the coming weeks, there will be increased activity on the underside of the viaduct to resolve the structural issue with the slip road. Specialist teams will be going in to make the area safe to work in. This includes removing fire damaged fencing, removing any evidence of antisocial activities, and installing a scaffolding platform for the engineers to work on.

We’d like to thank everyone for their continuing patience.

Why we need this scheme

On 23 February 2020 there was a significant fire underneath the junction 2, northbound bridged exit slip road.

The fire burned at an incredibly high temperature, and caused significant damage. As a result we have had to close the exit slip road to all vehicles while we assess the extent of the structural damage.

This scheme is designed to fix the structure, so that traffic can run normally on it again.

Aims

Our short term aim is to find out if we can safely reopen one of the lanes on the northbound exit slip road.

The longer term aim is to fix the damage that has occurred, so that traffic can run normally again.

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

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Location : The M48 eastbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 22:00 on 29 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:55 am
Location : The M4 westbound entry slip at junction J19 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 27 March 2020 to 06:00 on 28 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 2 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:05 am
Location : The M4 westbound between junctions J19 and J20 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:00 on 27 March 2020 to 06:00 on 28 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 2 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 5:02 am
Location : The M4 westbound between junctions J19 and J20 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:15 on 25 March 2020 to 06:00 on 2 April 2020.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 6:13 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J18A and J17 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 18:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 18:00 from 6 April 2020 to 10 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 18:00 from 13 April 2020 to 17 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 18:00 from 20 April 2020 to 24 April 2020.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 6:04 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J18A and J17 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 18:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 18:00 from 6 April 2020 to 10 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 18:00 from 13 April 2020 to 17 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 18:00 from 20 April 2020 to 24 April 2020.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 6:04 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J18A and J17 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 18:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 18:00 from 6 April 2020 to 10 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 18:00 from 13 April 2020 to 17 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 18:00 from 20 April 2020 to 24 April 2020.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 6:04 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J17 and J18 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 18:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 18:00 from 6 April 2020 to 10 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 18:00 from 13 April 2020 to 17 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 18:00 from 20 April 2020 to 24 April 2020.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 6:01 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J19 and J20 . Lane Closures : Lane four is closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 23:00 on 14 January 2021. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 5:27 pm
Location : The M4 westbound between junctions J17 and J18 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 17:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 5:03 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J17 and J18 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 1 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 1 April 2020 to 4 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 6 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 22:00 and 05:00 from 14 April 2020 to 18 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 9:25 am
Location : The M4 westbound entry slip at junction J22 . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 2 April 2020. Schedule : From 22:00 on 2 April 2020 to 06:00 on 3 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 6:56 am
Location : The M48 eastbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 26 March 2020 to 06:00 on 27 March 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 6 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 2:20 am
Location : The M4 eastbound between junctions J22 and J20 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 March 2020 to 06:00 on 1 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 5:23 pm
Location : The M4 eastbound between junctions J22 and J21 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 March 2020 to 06:00 on 1 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 5:23 pm
Location : The M32 northbound exit slip at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2020 to 06:00 on 30 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 4:41 pm
Location : The M32 southbound at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2020 to 06:00 on 30 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 4:41 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 20:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2020 to 06:00 on 30 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 4:41 pm
Location : The M32 southbound exit slip at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2020 to 06:00 on 30 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 4:41 pm
Location : The M32 northbound at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2020 to 06:00 on 30 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 4:41 pm
Location : The M32 northbound between junction J1 and the M4 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2020 to 06:00 on 30 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 4:41 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 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2020 to 06:00 on 30 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 4:41 pm
Location : The M4 eastbound exit slip at junction J19 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 March 2020 to 06:00 on 30 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 4:41 pm
Location : The M4 eastbound entry slip at junction J22 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 March 2020 to 06:00 on 1 April 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 3:33 pm
Location : The M4 eastbound at junction J20 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 March 2020 to 06:00 on 31 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 3:27 pm
Location : The M4 eastbound between junctions J22 and J20 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 March 2020 to 06:00 on 31 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 3:27 pm
Location : The M4 westbound entry slip at junction J20 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:15 on 28 March 2020 to 06:00 on 29 March 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 2:29 pm
Location : The M4 eastbound between junctions J22 and J20 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 1:46 pm
Location : The M4 westbound between junctions J19 and J20 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 1:46 pm
Location : The M4 eastbound at junction J20 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 1:46 pm
Location : The M4 westbound between junctions J20 and J22 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 1:46 pm
Location : The M4 eastbound between junctions J20 and J19 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency litter clearance is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 05:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 1:46 pm
Location : The M4 eastbound between junctions J18 and J17 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 30 March 2020 to 06:00 on 31 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 1:21 pm
Location : The M49 northbound between the junctions with the M5 and the M4 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M32 northbound exit slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 09:50 on 21 March 2020 to 06:00 on 30 September 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
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 : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020. Schedule : From 22:00 on 3 April 2020 to 06:00 on 4 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 6 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 14 April 2020 to 17 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
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 : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020. Schedule : From 22:00 on 3 April 2020 to 06:00 on 4 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 6 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 14 April 2020 to 17 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
Location : The M49 southbound between the junctions with the M4 and the M5 . Lane Closures : Lane one is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 March 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am
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 : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 30 March 2020 to 3 April 2020. Schedule : From 22:00 on 3 April 2020 to 06:00 on 4 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 6 April 2020 to 9 April 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 14 April 2020 to 17 April 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 11:00 am

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