29 June 2022
The M48 Severn Bridge is going to be fully closed again this weekend. Unfortunately, weather conditions last weekend meant our teams couldn’t complete all the necessary works to lift the high level gantries into place on the support trestles, as it wouldn’t have been safe to do so.
The team did however make some good progress, including the installation of gantry support trestles and temporary barriers on the westbound carriageway, removal of redundant electrical cables on the suspension cable at areas critical to the project and removal of lighting columns in close proximity to the gantry access platforms.
The M48 Severn Bridge will be fully closed from 7pm on Friday 1 July right through to 6am on Monday 4 July – weather conditions depending – to enable the lifting of the inspection gantry to a high level on the suspension cable.
For the duration of the weekend closure, diversion routes will be in place across the M4 Second Severn Crossing. The westbound footway and cycle path will remain open during the closure.
Caption: National Highways’ essential maintenance will see cables opened up for inspection
The current programme of closures on the M48 Severn Bridge for cable inspection works are detailed below:
If we’re planning to close either of bridges or we’ve got maintenance work going on, you’ll always be able to view our 7-day forward look here: https://nationalhighways.co.uk/travel-updates/the-severn-bridges/