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Catering for caravans

Starting in January next year a series of widening schemes will get under way on the M4 and M5 around Bristol and the Agency does not want Avonmouth Bridge works compounding the inevitable delays.

The schemes will see climbing lanes added in four locations:

lM4 eastbound on the approach to Junction 18 lM5 northbound at Hallen Hill on the approach to Junction 17, Cribbs Causeway lM5 northbound at Tickenham Hill between Junctions 20 and 19 lM5 southbound at Naish Hill between Junctions 19 and 20.

All are designed largely to tackle the cursed caravan.

These stretches of motorway are busy routes and slow moving traffic causes major delays, especially during holiday periods.

All four schemes will be built by ECI contractor Birse Civils. FaberMaunsell is lead designer.

To avoid the need for extra land take and the associated public inquiries the climbing lanes will be built using a variety of earth retention techniques.

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