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

Project media files and documents

There are no images for this project
There are no videos for this project

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 M5 southbound between junctions J23 and J24 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Roadside Drains Works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 16 October 2019.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 6:00 am
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J20 and J22 . Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed. Reason : Emergency roadworks are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 16 October 2019 to 18 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 5:07 am
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J23 and J24 . 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 16 October 2019 to 18 October 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 October 2019 to 06:00 on 19 October 2019. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 October 2019 to 24 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 5:04 am
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J25 and J24 . 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 16 October 2019 to 18 October 2019. Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 October 2019 to 06:00 on 19 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 16, 2019, 5:03 am
Location : The M5 southbound between junctions J22 and J24 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 20 December 2019.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J24 and J22 . Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed. Reason : Horticultural works. Status : Currently Active. Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 20 December 2019.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J25 and J23 . Reason : Roadside drains works are planned. Status : Pending. Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 07:00 and 17:00 from 22 October 2019 to 25 October 2019.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm
Location : The M5 northbound between junctions J25 and J24 . 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 21 October 2019 to 26 October 2019. Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Posted: October 15, 2019, 4:20 pm

Announcements

Breaking News: Traffic Information

Breaking News

The latest current breaking news items for England's motorway network

Regional Twitter feed

Keep up-to-date

Sign up for updates
Please leave feedback