M49 motorway

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M49
Route information
Length5.0 mi (8.0 km)
Existed1996–present
Major junctions
North endRedwick
 UK-Motorway-M4.svg
M4 motorway
UK-Motorway-M5.svg
M5 motorway
South endLawrence Weston
Road network
M48M50

The M49 is a short motorway near Bristol, England. It links the M5 south of Bristol with the M4 at the Second Severn Crossing bridge. It is mainly used by traffic on the M5 travelling north who want to use the bridge into Wales. You can only get to the motorway from other motorways. There is one junction that has been built, but there are no links to nearby roads and therefore the junction is not open to the public.[1][2][3]

Junctions[change | change source]

M49 motorway junctions
miles km North-west bound exits (B carriageway) Junction South-east bound exits (A carriageway)
0.0 0.0 Bristol, London M4(E) M4 J22
terminus
The South West, Avonmouth M49
South Wales, Cardiff, Newport M4(W) Start of motorway
5.3 8.5 Start of motorway Terminus
A4, M5
J18 & J18A
Avonmouth, Bristol, Airport A4
South Wales, Cardiff, Newport (M4(W)) M49 The South West, Weston-s-Mare, M5
Notes
  • Distances in kilometres and carriageway identifiers are obtained from driver location signs/location marker posts. Where a junction spans several hundred metres and the data is available, both the start and finish values for the junction are shown.
  • Junction 1 is under construction.
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[change | change source]

  1. CBRD Motorway Database – M49
  2. "£50m M49 junction at Bristol unused as link road unbuilt". BBC News. 2020-08-18. Retrieved 2020-11-15.
  3. "M49 junction: Missing link road developer 'behaved appallingly'". BBC News. 2020-08-20. Retrieved 2020-11-15.