M5 Bridgwater junction

Widening the slip roads at junction 23 on the M5.

Region:  South West
Start date:  2020/21
Cost:  TBC
Status:  PLANNED
Type:  Improvement Scheme
End date:  TBC
Programme:  

Why we need this scheme

We're planning to widen the slip roads at junction 23 on the M5. The junction currently suffers from queueing and delays at peak hours and seasonal times. We aim to improve this by increasing capacity at the junction.

Aims

The aims of this scheme are to:

  • reduce congestion at the junction
  • support economic growth in the Sedgemoor district
  • support the development of Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station

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Planned roadworks

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Location : The M5 southbound entry slip at junction J24 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:01 on 15 December 2018 to 08:00 on 16 December 2018. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 December 2018 to 06:00 on 18 December 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 16, 2018, 1:13 am
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J21 and J24 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:01 on 15 December 2018 to 06:00 on 18 December 2018.
Posted: December 15, 2018, 8:01 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J23 and J25 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 16 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 15, 2018, 8:01 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J23 and J22 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:02 on 14 December 2018 to 06:00 on 21 December 2018.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 9:02 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J23 and J25 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 20:47 on 14 December 2018 to 06:00 on 21 December 2018.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 8:48 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J22 and J26 . Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 07:01 on 17 December 2018 to 19:00 on 17 December 2018. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 19:00 from 18 December 2018 to 21 December 2018.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 7:00 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J24 and J25 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Road repairs. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 12:30 on 2 May 2019.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 4:27 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J23 and J21 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadworks. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 21 January 2019.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 4:26 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J23 and J24 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 16 December 2018 to 06:00 on 17 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 3:53 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J23 and J24 . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 06:00 on 17 December 2018 to 06:00 on 17 March 2019.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 3:53 pm
Location : The M5 southbound entry slip at junction J24 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 December 2018 to 06:00 on 19 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 2:32 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J24 and J25 . 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 19 December 2018 to 21 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 2:32 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J23 and J24 . Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 08:01 on 17 December 2018 to 16:00 on 17 December 2018.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 12:50 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J23 and J22 . 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 19 December 2018 to 21 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 12:43 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J24 and J21 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 December 2018 to 06:00 on 19 December 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 12:43 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J24 and J23 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 December 2018 to 06:00 on 19 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 12:43 pm
Location : The M5 southbound entry slip at junction J22 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 December 2018 to 06:00 on 18 December 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 12:43 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J21 and J22 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 December 2018 to 06:00 on 18 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 12:43 pm
Location : The M5 northbound entry slip at junction J23 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 December 2018 to 06:00 on 19 December 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 12:43 pm
Location : The M5 northbound exit slip at junction J22 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 18 December 2018 to 06:00 on 19 December 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 12:43 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J21 and J24 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 December 2018 to 06:00 on 18 December 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 12:43 pm
Location : The M5 southbound exit slip at junction J23 . Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 17 December 2018 to 06:00 on 18 December 2018. Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Posted: December 14, 2018, 12:42 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J24 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 December 2018 to 06:00 on 21 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 13, 2018, 8:10 pm
Location : The M5 southbound entry slip at junction J23 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 19 December 2018 to 15:30 on 19 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 13, 2018, 4:00 pm
Location : The M5 northbound exit slip at junction J23 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 20 December 2018 to 15:30 on 20 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 13, 2018, 4:00 pm
Location : The M5 northbound entry slip at junction J23 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 20 December 2018 to 15:30 on 20 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 13, 2018, 4:00 pm
Location : The M5 northbound entry slip at junction J23 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 20 December 2018 to 15:30 on 20 December 2018.
Posted: December 13, 2018, 4:00 pm
Location : The M5 southbound exit slip at junction J23 . Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 19 December 2018 to 15:30 on 19 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Posted: December 13, 2018, 4:00 pm
Location : The M5 southbound exit slip at junction J23 . Reason : Roadworks scheme is planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : From 09:30 on 19 December 2018 to 15:30 on 19 December 2018.
Posted: December 13, 2018, 4:00 pm
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J24 and J26 . Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed. Reason : Roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 17 December 2018 to 20 December 2018. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: December 10, 2018, 8:10 pm

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