Traffic is at a standstill on the M5 this morning as vehicles queue to get onto the slip road towards Cheltenham at junction 10.
Motorists have reported 30 minute queues for the turn off onto the A4019.
Lanes have been closed on the M5 since Sunday as part of work to replace a damaged bridge.
Work on the Gloucester Painswick Bridge, between junctions 11a and 12, and three other bridges in the county is set to continue until March next year.
Work has begun at the bridge which carries the motorway over the Painswick Road B4073 near Matson and Upton St Leonards, between junctions 11a and 12.
A lane has been closed in both directions of the carriageway and a contraflow system is in force.
The speed limit has also been dropped to 50 mph in the area of the work.