SEVERN BRIDGE HALF MARATHON TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC ORDER 2017Notice ID: MF0231262
ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984 – SECTION 16A(2)(a) THE M48 MOTORWAY (SEVERN BRIDGE HALF MARATHON) (TEMPORARY PROHIBITION OF TRAFFIC) ORDER 2017
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Secretary of State for Transport intends to make an Order on the M48 motorway in South Gloucestershire, the County of Gloucestershire and the County of Monmouthshire for the purpose of facilitating the holding of a relevant event. The effect of the Order would be to authorise the Sunday morning/afternoon closure of:
(i) the westbound and eastbound carriageways of the M48 over the Severn Bridge between junctions 1 and 2;
(ii) the footpath/cycle track adjacent to the eastbound carriageway of the M48 over the Severn Bridge;
(iii) the eastbound entry slip road at M48 junction 2;
(iv) the westbound entry slip road at M48 junction 1. This measure would be in the interests of road safety during the holding of the Severn Bridge Half Marathon.
The Order would come into force on 25 August 2017 and have a maximum duration of one month. However, it is expected that the carriageway and slip road closures would be in operation between 7.30am and 11.30am and the footpath/cycle track closures would be in operation between 9.00am and 3.00pm on Sunday 27 August 2017. During the closure of the westbound carriageway, vehicles wishing to travel westbound over the bridge would be diverted at M4 junction 21 to take the M4 westbound over the Second Severn Crossing to junction 23A (Magor), then eastbound on the M4/M48 towards Chepstow. During the eastbound carriageway and slip road closure, vehicles wishing to travel eastbound would be diverted on the same route in the reverse direction. Traffic wishing to join the M48 westbound at junction 1 would be diverted on the M48/M4 eastbound to the Almondsbury Interchange, then southbound on the M5 to the A38 Interchange at junction 16. Traffic would turn at this junction to join the M5 northbound to Almondsbury Interchange and then follow the diversion route described above over the Second Severn Crossing. During the closure of the footpath/cycle track described above, cyclists and pedestrians would be diverted to use the footpath and cycle track adjacent to the westbound carriageway of the M48. The carriageway closures, slip road closures, footpath/cycle track closure and diversion routes would be clearly indicated by traffic signs during the event. The closures would not apply to emergency service vehicles. Paul Edwards, Highways England Company Limited (a) (a) Registered in England and Wales under company no. 9346363. Registered office Bridge House, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4LZ. General Enquiries relating to this notice may be made in writing to the Project Sponsor, Chris Pope at Highways England, Temple Quay House, 2 The Square, Temple Quay, Bristol BS1 6HA, by telephoning 0300 4704234 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .