It was recently announced by Highway England that, as of December 17th, the Severn Bridge toll charges will be scrapped. Whilst this will be a welcome change for some (with annual saving of around £1000 expected for regular motorists), it will also bring significant disruption to those using the bridge over the festive period.
As part of the introduction to this new system, extensive work will be carried out on the bridges in the lead up to and after December 17th as we head into the New Year. This will mainly involve the removal of the toll plazas and making the bridges free-flowing with a new 3 lane system.
Highway England have released information about the initial works that will take place, with further updates expected as the works begin:
These works are likely to cause significant travel disruption over the festive period and into the New Year, so plan your journeys well in advance and allow more time for your travels.
Information Source: WalesOnline