Road closures: almost a dozen for the Forest of Dean drivers this week

Drivers in and around the Forest of Dean will have 11 National Highways road closures to watch out for this week.
Monday 1st August 2022 11:28 am
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Drivers in and around the Forest of Dean will have 11 National Highways road closures to watch out for this week.

And two of them are expected to cause moderate delays – with motorists facing holdups of between 10 minutes and half an hour.

The latest expected works list, with notes from National Highways, shows that seven closures already in place are expected to carry on this week:

A40, from 11am March 3 2021 to 8pm August 9 2022, slight delays (under 10 minutes): A40 Dursley Cross temporary two-way traffic lights for emergency landslide works.

M50, from 8pm July 4 to 6am August 12, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M50 eastbound and westbound, Travellers rest roundabout to M50 / M5, Lane closure for Central Reservation on behalf of Colas.

M48, from 2am July 14 to 6am November 21, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M48 eastbound, Severn Bridge lane closure 24 / seven for main cable inspection and bridge maintenance works.

M48, from 7pm June 22 2022 to 6am January 23 2023, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M48 westbound, Severn Bridge - Lane closure for main cable inspection works.

M48, from 7pm May 9 2022 to 6am April 5 2023, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M48 eastbound, junction 2 to 1 Severn Bridge - carriageway closure for structure maintenance, diversion via M4 Prince of Wales Bridge.

M48, from 7pm May 11 2022 to 6am April 7 2023, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M48 westbound, junction 1 to 2 Severn Bridge - carriageway closure for structure maintenance, diversion via M4 Prince of Wales bridge.

M4, from 10pm May 23 2022 to 6am April 14 2023, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M4 westbound, junction 22 to 23 Prince of Wales Bridge - carriageway closure for structure maintenance, diversion via M48 Severn Bridge.

And a further four closures will begin over the next seven days:

M50, from 10pm August 1 to 5.30am August 9, moderate delays (10-30 minutes): M50 eastbound and westbound, from, junction 4 to M5, junction 8, Lane and slip road closures for grass cutting / visibility works.

M50, from 10pm August 1 to 6am September 3, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M50 eastbound and westbound, Travellers Rest Round About J4 to M50 / M5 Interchange -, Lane closure for drainage.

M4, from 9pm August 8 to 6am August 10, moderate delays (10-30 minutes): M4 Prince of Wales Bridge eastbound, carriageway closed overnight for bridge maintenance. Includes westbound, safety lane closure. Diversion via M48 Severn Bridge.

M50, from 10pm August 9 to 5.30am September 13, slight delays (under 10 minutes): M50 eastbound and westbound, from M5 jct eight to M50 jct 4, lane closures for cyclic maintenance grass cutting/visibility cuts.

National Highways is responsible for maintaining motorways and major A-roads, so closures of smaller roads will not be included in their schedule.

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