A planned closure of the M5 tonight has been cancelled
A PLANNED closure of the M5 tonight has been cancelled.
The Highways Agency works were due to be carried out tonight as part of the ongoing work improving the M5 and M4.
However, the M5 north to M4 west link road will be closed for emergency barrier repairs from 9pm tonight until 6am tomorrow morning.
Traffic travelling north on the M5 wishing to join the M4 west will be diverted onto the M4 east and will have to exit at junction 19 and join the M32 south, before leaving at junction one to travel north and join the M4 east.
The overnight closure of the M5 northbound between junctions 16 and 15 from 10pm on Friday to 6am on Saturday remains in place.
The M5 north to M4 east and west link roads will also be closed from 9pm on Friday.
Traffic travelling north on the M5 will be diverted onto the A38 south at junction 16 and will join the A4174 east at Filton roundabout, then follow the A4174 west to junction one of the M32.
Travelling north on the M32, traffic will join the M4 west, before rejoining the M5 northbound at 20.
The M4 northbound and southbound will also be closed between junctions 19 and 20 from 10pm on Monday September 10 to 6am on Tuesday September 11.
The M5 south and M4 west link road will also be closed from 9pm on Monday.
Traffic travelling east on the M4 will be diverted onto the M5 southbound at junction 20, before exiting at junction 16 and joining the A38 south.
Motorists will then join the A4174 east at Filton roundabout and follow the A4174 west to junction one of the M32 before rejoining the M4 eastbound at junction 19.
Traffic travelling west on the M4 will be diverted at junction 19 on the M32 southbound, before exiting at junction one and joining the A4174 east.
Motorists will then join the A38 north at Filton roundabout to join the M5 north at junction 16 and follow signs to rejoin the M4 westbound.
Traffic travelling south on the M5 wishing to join the M4 west will be diverted south to junction 16 and be directed to join the M4 westbound.
Further overnight closures will be required on various sections of the M5 between junctions 14 and 17 through November, although the Highways Agency have said this will not be every night.
Once completed, it is hoped the £88m project will cut congestion and journey times and improve safety through measures such as variable speed limits and the option to open the hard shoulder and an additional lane.
For more information on the scheme visit http://highways.gov.uk/roads/projects/23382.aspx