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

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.


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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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: March 19, 2019, 11:11 am


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