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M5 flood scheme nears completion

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Work to alleviate flooding problems on the M5 near Bristol is set to be complete next week.

Highways England has undertaken a six-month programme of works to upgrade the drainage system and improve flood resilience on a 4.8km section of the M5 at Falfield.

In recent years, regular flooding at the site has caused major delays for commuters along the route.

Highways England project manager Dave Frampton said: “This section of the M5 near Falfield suffered from flooding to both the hard shoulder and lane one during periods of heavy rain.

“The pipework has now been upgraded, which will improve flood resilience and in turn the safety of road users on this stretch of our network.”

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