Work for a new junction on the M49 at Avonmouth near Bristol being carried out by Galliford Try for Highways England is progressing well. The project will improve road access and provide a much-needed connection into the Avonmouth and Severnside Enterprise Area from the motorway network. The new junction will also promote economic growth in this area of Bristol and reduce the numbers of HGVs and other vehicles on local roads.
The scheme involves using the existing bridge at Farm Lane with a second bridge being built immediately next to it. The two bridges will be incorporated into a roundabout spanning the motorway with new access and exit slip roads.
A Galliford Try spokesman said: “We’ve finished installing controlled modulus columns under three of four slip roads and pile foundations for the new overbridge and one of the two pile caps. We’re currently progressing earthworks including building up the reinforced embankments and this month (April) start work on the thrust bore culverts, two underpass structures, second bridge pile cap and concrete geotechnical retaining wall.”
Completion is due by the end of 2019.