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:  2019-20
Programme:  

Progress report

You can see from the photo above that we’ve now completed the majority of the main construction for the new junction and removed the traffic management on the main M49 carriageway. We still have some landscaping work to complete, but we need to wait for the ground to dry out following the bad weather earlier this year before we can do this.

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’re ready. It’s anticipated that once the link roads have been built the economy will gain back up to £32 for every £1 we’ve spent on building the junction.

After a lot of consideration, due to safety reasons and the cost of maintenance, we’ve decided not to open the new junction until one of the link roads is built by the developer.

We’re working in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council to progress discussions with the developer to move the link roads forward and ensure the quality of construction, as ultimately these will form part of the local road network. We’ll continue to assist with any information that is required to allow the developer to start work.

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

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 we've built on the M49 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 that we've built immediately next to it. The two bridges are incorporated into a single roundabout that spans the motorway. New access and exit slip roads have been built on both sides of the motorway junction so that it connects fully with both northbound and southbound traffic. The new bridge over the M49 also includes a dedicated lane for walkers, cyclists and other users.

The junction is now ready for the developers to build in the connecting roads.

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Project timeline

Planned roadworks

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Location : The M48 eastbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 06:00 on 29 May 2020 to 19:00 on 1 June 2020.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 9:33 am
Location : The M5 southbound exit slip at junction J16 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:01 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 8:13 am
Location : The M5 southbound entry slip at junction J15 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 22:01 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 8:12 am
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J14 and J15 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 8:12 am
Location : The M5 southbound at junction J16 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 8:12 am
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J14 and J15 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 8:12 am
Location : The M5 southbound at junction J16 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 8:12 am
Location : The M4 westbound between junctions J17 and J19 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 May 2020 to 00:00 on 31 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 6:52 am
Location : The M4 westbound between junctions J18 and J19 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:01 on 31 May 2020 to 00:00 on 31 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 6:52 am
Location : The M4 westbound between junctions J17 and J19 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 31 May 2020 to 00:00 on 31 May 2020.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 6:52 am
Location : The M32 northbound exit slip at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:01 and 06:00 from 29 May 2020 to 1 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 3 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 6:42 am
Location : The M32 northbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 3 June 2020.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 6:42 am
Location : The M32 northbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 29 May 2020 to 3 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 6:42 am
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J19 and J18 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 29 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 6:31 am
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 5:06 am
Location : The M32 northbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 5:06 am
Location : The M4 eastbound between junctions J20 and J19 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 5:06 am
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J19 and J20 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 15 June 2020 to 19 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 5:06 am
Location : The M4 westbound between junctions J19 and J20 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 5:06 am
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J20 and J19 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 15 June 2020 to 19 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 5:06 am
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J19 and J20 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 15 June 2020 to 19 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 5:06 am
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 5:05 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 : From 22:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Schedule : From 22:00 on 1 June 2020 to 06:00 on 2 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 2 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Schedule : From 22:00 on 5 June 2020 to 06:00 on 6 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 5:03 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 : From 22:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Schedule : From 22:00 on 1 June 2020 to 06:00 on 2 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 2 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Schedule : From 22:00 on 5 June 2020 to 06:00 on 6 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 5:03 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 : From 22:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Schedule : From 22:00 on 1 June 2020 to 06:00 on 2 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 2 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Schedule : From 22:00 on 5 June 2020 to 06:00 on 6 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 5:03 am
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 : From 23:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 4 June 2020. Schedule : From 22:00 on 4 June 2020 to 06:00 on 5 June 2020. Schedule : From 23:00 on 5 June 2020 to 06:00 on 6 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 5:03 am
Location : The M48 westbound at junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The M5 northbound at junction J16 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The M5 northbound at junction J19 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 6 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 8 June 2020 to 13 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 15 June 2020 to 20 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The M48 eastbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 29 May 2020. Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The M48 eastbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 06:00 on 29 May 2020 to 19:00 on 1 June 2020.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 5:01 am
Location : The M48 westbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Reason : Road repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:01 on 28 May 2020 to 06:00 on 29 May 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 19:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 29, 2020, 1:19 am
Location : The M32 southbound exit slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 28 May 2020 to 30 May 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 28, 2020, 11:17 pm
Location : The M4 westbound between junctions J18 and J19 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 4 June 2020 to 05:30 on 5 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 28, 2020, 7:12 pm
Location : The M32 southbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:06 on 28 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020.
Posted: May 28, 2020, 7:07 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: May 28, 2020, 5:01 pm
Location : The M48 westbound between the M4 and junction J2 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 19:02 on 4 May 2020 to 06:00 on 6 June 2020.
Posted: May 28, 2020, 10:39 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: May 28, 2020, 10:28 am
Location : The M4 westbound between junctions J18 and J19 . Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 3 June 2020 to 05:00 on 4 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2020, 7:22 pm
Location : The M32 northbound between junctions J3 and J1 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 June 2020 to 06:00 on 4 June 2020.
Posted: May 27, 2020, 10:32 am
Location : The M32 northbound exit slip at junction J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 4 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 27, 2020, 10:32 am
Location : The M32 northbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 4 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 27, 2020, 10:32 am
Location : The M32 northbound between junctions J3 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 4 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 27, 2020, 10:32 am
Location : The M32 northbound at junction J3 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 4 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 27, 2020, 10:32 am
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 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 18:00 from 8 June 2020 to 12 June 2020.
Posted: May 26, 2020, 3:10 pm
Location : The M4 eastbound between junctions J22 and J20 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 June 2020 to 06:00 on 2 June 2020.
Posted: May 26, 2020, 3:10 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 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 18:00 from 8 June 2020 to 12 June 2020.
Posted: May 26, 2020, 3:10 pm
Location : The M4 eastbound at junction J20 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 June 2020 to 06:00 on 2 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 26, 2020, 3:10 pm
Location : The M4 eastbound between junctions J22 and J20 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 June 2020 to 06:00 on 2 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 26, 2020, 3:10 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 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 18:00 from 8 June 2020 to 12 June 2020.
Posted: May 26, 2020, 3:10 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 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 18:00 from 8 June 2020 to 12 June 2020.
Posted: May 26, 2020, 3:10 pm
Location : The M4 westbound between junctions J18 and J19 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 June 2020 to 06:00 on 2 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Posted: May 26, 2020, 3:10 pm
Location : The M4 eastbound between junctions J23 and J22 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 1 June 2020 to 5 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 26, 2020, 3:10 pm
Location : The M5 southbound entry slip at junction J19 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 31 May 2020 to 06:00 on 1 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 26, 2020, 3:10 pm
Location : The M48 westbound between junctions J1 and J2 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Schedule : From 19:00 on 5 June 2020 to 06:00 on 6 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 26, 2020, 3:10 pm
Location : The M48 westbound between the M4 and junction J1 . Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 30 May 2020. Schedule : From 19:00 on 5 June 2020 to 06:00 on 6 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 26, 2020, 3:10 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J19 and J20 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 21:00 on 31 May 2020 to 06:00 on 1 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.
Posted: May 26, 2020, 3:10 pm
Location : The M48 eastbound between junctions J2 and J1 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 19:00 on 29 May 2020 to 06:00 on 1 June 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: May 26, 2020, 3:10 pm
Location : The M5 northbound entry slip at junction J16 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 1 June 2020 to 06:00 on 2 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 26, 2020, 3:10 pm
Location : The M49 southbound. Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 07:00 on 1 June 2020 to 18:00 on 1 June 2020. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: May 26, 2020, 3:10 pm

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