Long delays are expected on the A38 as bridge repair work is set to start soon, according to reports.
A bridge on the busy route between Almondsbury and Thornbury will be reduced to a single lane with temporary traffic lights early next year, the Bradley Stoke Journal reports.
It is reported the measures will be in place for several months at the bridge over the M4 motorway.
Speaking to the Bradley Stoke Journal, a spokesman for National Highways said: “The works required are extensive and will include the addition of new concrete, renewal of the drainage and the footway. In addition to this, we will replace waterproofing and bridge joints, and renew the surfacing.”
It is reported that the work will take place in three phases, with single-lane traffic flow in operation during phases 2 and 3, between January and June 2022.
Speaking to the Bradley Stoke Journal, a spokesman for National Highways said: “Please note that the dates of overnight closures may be subject to change – we’ll keep you informed via advance roadside warnings.
“We’ll make every effort to ensure that the impact on the local community and travelling public is kept to a minimum.
“We always aim to work to programme, however unforeseen circumstances or adverse weather conditions may lead to changes.
“We apologise in advance for the inconvenience this will cause, and we’ll be mindful of noise at all times and light disturbance during night-time works. There will be no works over the Christmas break or on bank holidays.”