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Traffic at a standstill at Junction 10 of M5 in Gloucestershire

By Gloucestershire Echo  |  Posted: January 14, 2014

Traffic is at a standstill on the M5 this morning as vehicles queue to get onto the slip road towards Cheltenham at junction 10 (library picture)

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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.

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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.

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  • Matt1006  |  January 16 2014, 9:27AM

    So these delays were due to a breakdown, and nothing to do with the new roadworks miles further down the motorway, as inferred by the article above. Perhaps the reporters should undertake a little more research in future...???

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  • cortezcortez  |  January 14 2014, 9:48PM

    It was clear at 5am this morning I suggest all you 9to5s get out of bed a bit earlier to beat the rush

  • GlosAnarchy  |  January 14 2014, 10:57AM

    Took my about 30 seconds to find it was taken from the week bridge with a 7.5tonn weight limit using a bit of geographic knowledge and street view ;)

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  • Cheltenhaboy  |  January 14 2014, 10:46AM

    The back up was due to an Astons coach / bus broken down on the A4019 just off the slip road. The back-up on the slip road / hard shoulder went as far as the half mile to junction sign.

  • Matt1006  |  January 14 2014, 10:12AM

    GlosAnarchy - basic local geographical knowledge, gained by regular use of the road / motorway at the location. The hacks at the Echo / Citizen / TiG regularly show they do not know the local area - where exactly was the author of this "news" article when it was written, I wonder???

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  • GlosAnarchy  |  January 14 2014, 9:50AM

    Matt1066 good skills

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  • Matt1006  |  January 14 2014, 9:13AM

    The photo above is taken from the Hardwick Bank Road overbridge, on the edge of Tewkesbury - the Worcestershire sign on the northbound carriageway is visible. So unless the issues at J10 have caused traffic to back up beyond J9, then the photo is a "library" photo, and not taken today in relation to this article. More sloppiness / laziness.

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  • Walker100d  |  January 14 2014, 8:58AM

    And what has work between 11a and 12 got to do with J10?

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  • mikehibby  |  January 14 2014, 8:32AM

    Since when has Junction 10 been on the border of Worcestershire? I've just come past that junction, it's a bit busy, but now way was there a 30 minute delay to get off the M5 as the report suggests. The reporter has clearly read something on twitter and just regurgitated it. Sloppy as ever.

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