When surveys identified the urgent need for repairs to the bridge, we put in place a temporary ban on heavier vehicles (18 tonnes and over), to protect the structure from further deterioration and damage. Our research shows that this ban affects around 600 vehicles per day.
This order is not permanent. If our monitoring shows there are no issues, the bridge could re-open to normal traffic loads of up to 44 tonnes. ANPR cameras have been installed for any vehicles breaking the weight restriction, and the Police and Trading Standards have the powers to enforce the restrictions.
- Southbound: Take M4 Junction 19, and follow A4174 Bristol Ring Road east, via Emerson's Green, to Hicks Gate roundabout; then take A4 towards Bath. Follow signs for A36.
- Northbound: Follow A36, then take A4 west via Saltford to Hicks Gate roundabout. Take A4174 towards M32, to join M4 at Junction 19.
Plan your journey
We recommend that you plan your trip in advance, to ensure that you use the most suitable diversion, and save yourself time and money.
Keeping in touch
If you need to contact us about the refurbishment, please use the dedicated email address for this project email@example.com