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Lane markings are incorrect

Reported via mobile in the Road markings (NH) category anonymously at 10:11, Tue 30 August 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3789340.

Lane markings incorrect as you move around the junction. Coming from Portishead, wanting M5(S), you can use lane 2 or 3 as you cross the M5. As you come round to the services lane 2 splits into M5(S) & P’head, and lane 3 moves round into P’head & M5(N), very confusing to drivers using lane 3 to access M5(S). I’ve seen many cars cutting across lanes here to access M5(S), and there is huge potential to cause accidents. Please adjust the road markings to reflect actual destinations.

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways concerning road markings.

    We shall look into this issue and aim to provide a response by 13/09/22.

    Can we please ask that you check back on this date for an update.

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    Posted by National Highways at 10:11, Wed 31 August 2022

  • Thank you for contacting National Highways concerning road markings at junction 19 of the M5.

    A scheme was implemented, this year, primarily to reduce M5 southbound main line queuing and to improve slip road use and some extra roundabout capacity. In terms of those objectives it’s been successful. We do of course recognise the limitations of and pressures on the junction overall with the presence of the port, services and Portishead. On that basis the new layout conforms to current standard and was based on a modelled optimum solution within the constraints of the current junction layout. It also went through a rigorous safety audit process carried out in conjunction with North Somerset Council and the police. Notwithstanding this, in conjunction with the local council, we undertook some video surveys to determine “real world” conditions and to further understand behaviours reported to us by the public and stakeholders, with a view that with the benefit of evidence, we could potentially revise some of the markings as applied. The report from these surveys has just been received and is now with the scheme designers to evaluate and consider what, if any changes are required.

    If you require any further information please contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by National Highways at 13:29, Mon 5 September 2022

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