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M32 weekend closures June 2016

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Published: 09/05/2016

There will be some closures on the M32 between junctions 1 and 3 from 8pm on Friday June 10 until 6am on Monday June 13.

The closures will allow a new bridge to be put in place over the motorway for the MetroBus bus only junction and required to carry out this work safely.

Alternative routes in and out of Bristol will be clearly signposted during the closures.

Route diversions are being managed by Highways England who are working with Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath & North East Somerset councils.

Traffic will be advised of the closures prior to junctions 18 and 16 of the M5. On the M4 traffic will be advised to come off at the junction 18 to access south and east Bristol.

Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire Council and MetroBus have worked with Highways England to minimise disruption resulting from this work so that it can be delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Highways England will be using the closures to undertake survey work at Eastville viaduct to reduce the need for future closures.


Contingency closure
A further provisional closure is planned between 24 and 27 June as a contingency should the planned works not take place during the original road closures due to poor weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.


Information for motorists
All closures will be publicised via Highways England’s website. Diversion routes will be clearly signed.

We will be undertaking an extensive campaign to engage with road users, stakeholders and affected members of the local community and will ensure local media is kept updated.

To help you plan your journeys in advance please visit


Closure programme
The temporary closures are taking place over the weekend when traffic levels are lower.

To minimise closures of the M32 and the associated impact, the work has been split into four shifts:

Fri 10 June 8pm to Sat 11 June 8am
Full closure between Junction 1 and 3 in both directions

Sat 11 June 8am to 8pm
Full closure between Junction 1 and 2 in both directions
Traffic management between Junction 2 and 3 in both directions

Sat 11 June 8pm to Sun 12 June 6am
Full closure between Junction 1 and 3 in both directions

Sun 12 June 6am to 6pm
M32 and all junctions open

Sun 12 June 6pm to Mon 13 June 6am
Full closure between Junction 2 and 3 in both directions.


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