There has been a piece in the Citizen today about the redevelopment of J12 on the M5.
Co-incidentally I got an email from the company involved to say:
The Highways Agency has been aware of issues at the M5 J12, due to demand for the junction exceeding available capacity, particularly at peak times.
An interim measure was implemented in 2006, but following detailed studies the Highways Agency is now intending to undertake a number of permanent improvements to the junction, including modifications to the slip roads, roundabouts and overbridge, and the implementation of traffic signals in order to make the junction more efficient. These improvements have been planned and agreed in partnership with Gloucestershire County Council.
Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald, will be undertaking the improvement work on behalf of the Highways Agency from September 2010, for a period of approximately 14 weeks. In order to carry out the work safely, a full closure of the junction including through traffic on the B4008 will be required. To minimise disruption to road users where possible, closures will be carried out overnight only.
I also received a picture of what the junction will look like. On the description in the paper, it sounded bad, but looking at the attached file, it looks like it might work.
Have a look and see what you think. M5 J12 web leaflet