M4 J19-20 and M5 J15-17 Managed Motorway

Scheme outline

Introduction of dynamic hard shoulder running (use of the hard shoulder as a fourth lane during busy periods) on a section of the M4 (J19-20) and M5 (J15-17) north of Bristol. The aim of the scheme is to increase the capacity of the existing road space, and thus reduce congestion.

This scheme was completed in and we're no longer accepting updates or changes to this page.

Timescale
2012-2014
Cost
£
88.6m
Status
Completed
Type
Other upgrade
under motorway restrictions
Highway authority
Funding
Highways Agency

Progress

This scheme has been completed and CBRD is no longer accepting progress updates.
25 April 2011

According to the Highways Agency, construction is expected to start early next year.

30 September 2011

Draft Regulations were published today. The consultation period will end on 23 December 2011.

26 October 2011

The main contractor for the project (Balfour Beatty) was announced today.

25 January 2012

The official start of construction was announced today.

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With thanks to Michael Pritchard for information on this page.