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Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for M48 have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours:

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M48 Roadworks

The following roadworks have been reported by various highways agencies and official transport sources. Click on a roadworks item to view more details on the traffic map.

Location: The M48 westbound between the M4 and junction J1 (Avonmouth) .
Reason: Roadworks.
Status: Currently Active.
Period: from 20:54 on 16 Jun 2024 to 05:00 on 17 Jun 2024.
Lanes Closed: All lanes are closed.
Nearest town: 2.51m from Alveston.


The M48 motorway is a short motorway in the South West of England. It runs from the M4 at Hambrook, near Bristol, to a junction with the M5 motorway at Avonmouth, a distance of approximately 17.5 miles (28 km).

The motorway was opened in two stages, the first in 1974 and the second in 1985. It is a two-lane motorway throughout, but is wide enough for traffic to pass safely.

The M48 motorway has an average daily traffic flow of 61,272 vehicles, a relatively low figure compared to other motorways in the UK. The safety record on the M48 motorway is good, consistently ranking within the top five motorways in the UK in terms of lowest rates of accident and injury. In the five years between 2013 and 2017, the M48 saw 84 accidents, of which 33 were serious and one was fatal.

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Location: westbound between the M4 and junction J1 (Avonmouth) .

Due to: Roadworks.

Period : from 20:54 on 16 June 2024 to 05:00 on 17 June 2024.

Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Nearest town: 2.51m from Alveston.