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M48 Severn Bridge to close this weekend

The M48 Severn Bridge will be closing for the weekend to allow for two high-level cable inspection gantries to be relocated.

National Highways said the bridge will be closed from 7pm today (September 30) until 6am on Monday, October 3.

Diversion routes will be in place for drivers to use the M4 Second Severn Crossing.

The footway and cycle path adjacent to the eastbound carriageway will remain open.

Chris Pope, project manager for National Highways, said: "The inspections are vital to allow us to understand the current condition of the suspension cables and confirm that the measures that we implemented over the last 15 years have been effective in ensuring the long-term viability of the bridge and the safety of its users.

"We understand this work may cause some inconvenience and disruption, but we are making every effort to ensure the impact on drivers is kept to a minimum."

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