National Highways announces multi-million pound works across South West

National Highways has announced a £167 million programme of improvements to roads, pavements and bridges across the southwest of England.

Motorways and major A-roads including the M5, M4, A40, A36, A303, A30 and A38 are all included in the planned package. The Government-owned company says motorists, pedestrians and cyclists are all set to benefit from the planned works, which include road resurfacing, bridge joint replacements, the creation of cycle lanes, improved signage and landscaping.

In total, there are more than 100 schemes across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall.

These include:

  • M5 Junction 16 Patchway and Almondsbury Interchange deck refurbishments
  • M5 Junctions 20-21 St Georges Railway Bridge deck refurbishment
  • A36 Dundas Retaining Wall
  • A36 Bath to Monkton Combe Drainage
  • M5 Junctions 10-11 Bamfurlong Lane deck refurbishment
  • M5 Junctions 13-14 Michaelwood Footbridge replacement
  • A38 Chudleigh Station Drainage Improvements

Mark Fox, National Highways Interim Regional Director, said, “Hundreds of thousands of drivers use our roads every day for work journeys, home deliveries and the movement of the goods and services, so it’s essential we keep them in a good condition to ensure safety and reliability. With this investment, National Highways will continue to deliver the essential maintenance and upgrades throughout the region to improve safety and help keep drivers on the move.”

(Picture – National Highways)

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