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Travel: M5 southbound closed for overnight road works

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Drivers planning to travel on the M5 in Somerset are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys tonight.

The M5 southbound will be closed overnight between junction 23 (Bridgwater, Glastonbury and Wells) and junction 24 (Minehead and Bridgwater) for resurfacing work to be carried out over three lanes of the Huntworth Viaduct carriageway.

Highways England say diversion routes will be in place from junction 23, via the A39 and A38, to rejoin the M5 at junction 24.

The closure will be in place from 8pm, 23 August, to 6am on Thursday, 24 August.