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M49 onto M5 southbound slip road closure no warning 25th/26th july

Reported via desktop in the Sign issue (NH) category anonymously at 19:15, Tue 2 August 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3725911.

Hi there overnight Monday 25th was travelling down the M49 onto the M5 south only to notice it was closed but there was no notice until the very last moment which I could have gone via the M4 Almondsbury rather than have to detour right the way into Bristol city centre and back along the A369 way.

Any reason there was no advanced warning such as on the M4 coming from Wales?


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  • Probably because National Highways are incompetent and don’t give a toss? Think that’s the answer you’re looking for.

    Posted anonymously at 20:03, Tue 2 August 2022

  • Thank you for your report concerning the motorway closure.

    The M5 was not closed there was a live lane. This is why there was no need for any prior diversion to the entry slip as it just indicated to carry on, round the roundabout and back onto the M5.

    If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at:

    • 0300 123 5000


    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 07:22, Tue 16 August 2022

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