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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Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J23 and J21 . 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 19 August 2019 to 23 August 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 27 August 2019 to 06:00 on 28 August 2019. Schedule : From 20:00 on 2 September 2019 to 06:00 on 3 September 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 9:13 am
Location : The M5 northbound exit slip at junction J22 . Reason : Roadworks scheme. Status : Currently Active. Period : from 21:02 on 13 August 2019 to 06:00 on 30 August 2019.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am
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 21:00 on 21 August 2019 to 06:00 on 22 August 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: August 16, 2019, 3:10 am

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