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Cribbs Causeway

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Cribbs Causeway
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Sign and sliproad, M5 northbound at junction 17 - Geograph - 2214730.jpg
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Location
Cribbs Causeway
County
Gloucestershire
Highway Authority
Highways England
Junction Type
Roundabout Interchange
Roads Joined
M5, A4018, B4055
Junctions related to the A4018

Cribbs Causeway Interchange is junction 17 of the M5. It is named after an old road nearby, now part of the A4018. The junction is perhaps best known these days because there is a large shopping mall and retail park just to the east, which can cause horrendous traffic jams at certain times of year. These can be exacerbated on Summer Saturdays by holiday traffic passing through on the M5 itself. Indeed, the jams have proven to be so bad that a new road heading east across the north of Filton was built to try and relieve the area.

The junction itself is a fairly standard roundabout interchange beneath the motorway, with 3 routes connecting to the M5 at the roundabout. The sliproads on the M5 have been rebuilt in recent years to increase capacity, with both onslips and the southbound offslip gaining extra length. Some of these changes were made at the same time that the motorway was widened to provide a fourth, climbing lane up the long incline from the Avonmouth Bridge to the south, although this doesn't reach the junction sliproads, but may be the reason why the northbound offslip wasn't extended, to prevent a conflict.

Routes

Route To Notes

M5

The MIDLANDS, Gloucester, S.WALES, London (M4)

M5

The SOUTH WEST, Avonmouth

A4018

Bristol (West), Clifton

B4055

Severn Beach, Plining, Easter Compton 7.5Ton weight limit 500 yards
Cribbs Causeway, Patchway, Filton



Cribbs Causeway
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M5 Cribbs Causeway - Coppermine - 255.jpgSign and sliproad, M5 northbound at junction 17 - Geograph - 2214730.jpg
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