M4 upgrades underway near Bristol

Written by Ellie

Travellers planning journeys via the M4 near Bristol in the coming weeks have been urged to leave additional time to reach their destination due to ongoing lighting upgrades for the carriageway.

Highways England engineers will be installing new LED lighting capable of being remotely monitored and dynamically controlled to optimise levels of illumination for future road users between junctions 19 and 20 of the carriageway from today (January 9th) to the end of next week (January 20th).

During this time, ten nights of full overnight closures for both the west and eastbound carriageways of the M4 will take place, with signposted diversion in place for all travellers in the area.

Highways England asset delivery manager Julian Strong said: "We periodically renew our lighting systems when they reach end of life and LED lights are generally used as they're cheaper to run and are better for the environment."

He added that all the work is being carried out overnight in a bid to ensure levels of congestion as a result of the disruption for travellers in the area are kept to a minimum.

Natalie Brinkley, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, adds: "Motorists in the vicinity of Bristol will not only benefit from improved lighting when this work is complete, they can also be assured that the upgrades will help to protect the environment in the years ahead."

Posted on 9th January 2017

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