M5 junction 8 carriageway repair scheme
As part of routine inspections, we identified some deterioration on the southbound M5 carriageway. We’re now carrying out extensive ground repair work to ensure the road remains safe for motorists for years to come.
We'll be carrying out extensive ground repair work on the embankment between the southbound carriageway and junction 8 exit slip road.
The work involves:
- raising the ground level between the carriageway and slip road
- building a retaining wall alongside the exit slip road
- reconstructing the main M5 carriageway and exit slip road
This repair work will ensure the road remains safe to motorists for years to come. By carrying out this work now, future requirements for closures for routine repairs will be greatly reduced.
It forms part of our ongoing work to improve safety, maintain traffic flow and offer road user assurance.