M49 Avonmouth junction

Construction of a new junction on the M49 in the Avonmouth region.

Region:  South West
Start date:  11 December 2017
Cost:  £38.5 million - £66.6 million
Status:  CURRENT
Type:  Major Scheme
End date:  December 2019
Programme:  

Progress report

You can see from the photo above that we’ve completed the majority of the main construction for the new junction. We’re now carrying out remedial works, fencing, landscaping and the installation of communication technologies on the motorway. This means that you’ll still see some activity and the hard shoulder and lane 1 will remain closed on both sides of the carriageway up to April 2020.

We also opened the new route for cycling, walking and horse-riding for public use on 28 November 2019.

What's next?

As per our commitment in the government’s Road Investment Strategy, our completion of the junction will now allow local developers to build connecting roads into the stubs of the junction once they are ready.

Timeline

Date Event
21 July 2016 Public information event
6 February 2017 Preferred location announcement
11 December 2017 Start of works
April 2018 Start of National Grid works to move gas pipe
Early summer Start building site compound
July 2018 Start of main construction
December 2019 End of construction

News

The diversion route is using the M5 and M4. If you would have been travelling northbound on the M49 you continue northbound on the M5 until junction 15, then travel westbound on the M4 to junction 22. If you would have been travelling southbound on the M49 you travel eastbound on the M4 from junction 22 to junction 20 and then southbound on the M5 to junction 18.

Traffic management

The hard shoulder and lane 1 will remain closed with a 60mph speed limit on both sides of the carriageway up to April 2020. Temporary speed cameras are in place to make sure drivers are adhering to the speed limit.

Free recovery is still in place for breakdowns within our work zone. If affected, please call 07711 001158 for assistance.

Site compound location

Our main site compound has now moved and is located off of Palmer Avenue, opposite The Range distribution centre (Plot 9, Central Park, Palmer Avenue, Severn Beach, BS35 4DF).

Contact us

If you have other queries about this scheme you should contact Highways England Information Line by emailing: M49avonmouthjunction@highwaysengland.co.uk or calling 0300 123 5000.

Alternatively, please contact Elisabeth Exton, Stakeholder and Communications Manager, who is based on site, and can provide up-to-date information and meetings with interested parties if required.

E: elisabeth.exton@gallifordtry.co.uk

T: 07843 358277

Why we need this scheme

We have committed, along with Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council, to unlocking the economic potential of the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area. It's an important regional employment site and the largest brownfield site in Western Europe. The site is expected to attract new economic activity and associated employment in diverse sectors including energy generation, waste management, manufacturing, warehousing and distribution.

As the port of Avonmouth and the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area to the west of Bristol currently have no direct access to the M49, it has hindered proposals to support economic growth in the area. The junction on the M49 will open up these areas, ease congestion and contribute to the economic growth of the region.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to:

  • support economic growth
  • relieve traffic on local roads around the Avonmouth Severnside Enterprise Area
  • improve access to the regional highways network
  • improve road safety by relieving pressure on the local road network

The scheme in detail

The new junction is located to the south of the Western Approach Distribution Park and west of the village of Easter Compton.

The design features a two-bridge junction. It uses the existing bridge at Farm Lane with a second bridge built immediately next to it. The two bridges are incorporated into a single roundabout that spans the motorway. New access and exit slip roads will be built on both sides of the motorway junction so that it connects fully with both northbound and southbound traffic.

The new bridge that we're building over the M49 will include a dedicated lane for walkers, cyclists and other users.

Two stubs will be left on the new roundabout when the scheme is complete. These will allow the junction to be connected to the local road network to support future development in this area.

Project media files and documents

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

Roadworks and Events for England

The latest incident information for England's motorway and trunk routes provided by Highways England

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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