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M5 bridge reopens after £3m National Highways refurbishment project


A major upgrade to a M5 bridge has been completed. The bridge has now reopened to motorists and pedestrians. The 50-year-old Staverton overbridge, which is located on the B4634 and carries traffic over the M5 motorway between junctions 10 and 11, was in need of essential refurbishment to ensure drivers have safe and reliable journeys. National Highways' refurbishment scheme cost around £3m.

The 23-month programme involved complex repairs including concrete and steelwork renewal, replacement waterproofing, fencing and resurfacing. Mark Fox, National Highways’ Interim South West Head of Scheme Delivery, said: “This has been a particularly challenging piece of refurbishment, with several issues that we could not foresee."