Section of M5 to be closed overnight for ‘abnormal load convoy’

A section of the M5 will be closed overnight to allow a ‘special order abnormal load convoy’ to pass through. The motorway will be closed in both directions between junctions 17 and 18 from 10pm tonight (August 24) to 5am tomorrow.

National Highways has confirmed that two diversions will be in place – one on the northbound side and one on the southbound. It has apologised for any inconvenience that is likely to be caused.

Those travelling on the M5 northbound will be diverted from junction 19 via the M49 and M4. Likewise, those on the southbound carriageway will be diverted via the M4 and M49 while the closure is in place.

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For more information on planned closures across the South West, click here. National Highways always issue a full list of closures for the week ahead so that motorists can adjust their routes accordingly.

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