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Trains disrupted after vehicle hits Wiltshire bridge

There is disruption on First Great Western services between Bristol Temple Meads and Salisbury after a road vehicle hit a bridge at Trowbridge.

All services on this line may be delayed, cancelled or diverted

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Main road into Bath to be closed for eight months

One of Bath's main roads is set to be closed for eight months as part of a £1 million repair scheme.

The Midland Bridge, on the B3118, will see one lane closed as work to restore the 110-year-old structure begins later this month.

The steel bridge, which was built in 1905, links the Lower Bristol Road to the Pinesway gyratory into Bath city centre at Green Park.

During the work vehicles travelling into Bath will be diverted from Pinesway along the Lower Bristol Road and across Churchill Bridge back into Green Park Road. Traffic travelling in the opposite direction will be allowed to enter Pinesway during daylight hours.

The work is expected to be completed by the summer.

Speed cameras back on: the list of Avon & Somerset locations

29 cameras are going back into action. Credit: ITV News

Speed cameras are starting to be switched on across Avon and Somerset today, for the first time since 2011. Here is where they are.

Bristol:

  • A4 Bath Road, (PDSA), Bristol
  • A4 Bath Road (Supertune), Brislington
  • B3122 St John’s lane, Bristol
  • A4 Bath Road (Monument), Bristol
  • A4 Hotwells Road, nr Clifton Wood
  • Filton Avenue, Horfield, Bristol
  • A4018 Westbury Road, Bristol
  • A4 Portway westbound, Shirehampton
  • A4 Portway eastbound, Shirehampton

Bath and NE Somerset:

  • A4 Bath Road, near The Shallows, Saltford
  • A37 Pensford Hill, near Station Approach junction, Pensford

North Somerset:

  • B3440 New Bristol Road, near Mendip Green First School, Worle, WSM

South Gloucestershire:

  • A420 Hill Street, Fairview Road junction, Kingswood
  • New Cheltenham Road/Syston Way, near Northend Road junction, Kingswood
  • A38 Gloucester Road, southbound, near Redfield Road junction, Patchway
  • A4174 Filton Road, Coldharbour Lane junction, Filton
  • A4174 Station Road, Filton Avenue junction, near the College, Filton
  • A38 Gloucester Road, northbound, near Patchway roundabout, Patchway
  • A4174 Station Road, eastbound, near junction 4174 Link Road, Filton
  • A4174 Station Road, westbound, near junction 4174 Link Road, Filton
  • A38 Gloucester Road, southbound, Station Road junction, Filton
  • A38 Gloucester Road North, southbound, Gayner Road junction, Filton

Somerset:

  • A38 Bridgwater Road, Cross
  • A39 Bath Road, near junction B3141 Woolavington Hill, Bawdrip
  • Fore Street, Othery
  • A38 Bristol Road, Rookbridge
  • A38 Chritchard Parkway, junction A38 East Reach, Taunton
  • A358, near junction Lipe Lane/Stoke Road, Henlade

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Speed cameras to be switched back on across Bristol and Somerset

29 cameras are going back into action. Credit: ITV News

Speed cameras across Avon and Somerset will start to be switched back on from today.

The first of 29 static cameras to be re-activated will be on the A4 at Bath Road Hill in Saltford.

They were switched off in 2011 when Government funding was withdrawn for the joint local authority and police Safety Camera Partnership.

Some of the cameras were bought for just £1 from the relevant councils. Revenue raised from them will be used to fund their maintenance and enforcement.

The camera locations will be publicised, but not the dates that they become live again - they will be switched back on gradually over the next few weeks and months.

Our message is loud and clear - drivers should assume that all roadside fixed cameras are now operational and to drive accordingly. Drivers who choose to exceed the speed limit can expect to be caught and prosecuted if you exceed the legal speed limit.

– Richard Corrigan, Avon and Somerset Police Road Safety Superintendent

22 mile traffic jam on M4 Westbound

There are long delays on the M4 Westbound between J19 (the M32 near Bristol) and J20 (the Almondsbury Interchange).

It's due to an earlier accident. All the lanes have been re-opened but with extra traffic on the road heading towards Wales for tonight's Six Nations rugby match, traffic is very heavy.

Queues start at Almondsbury and back up all the way to the Chippenham junction, 22 miles away. Travel time is estimated to be at least 40 minutes.

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