The weekend of the 15th December saw Phase 1 of the Highways England project to remove the Toll Booths on both of the Severn Estuary Crossings.

MJ Church are a Tier 1 Contractor on the South West Construction Works Framework, working directly for Highways England. The Framework involves specialist contractors working collaboratively to deliver highway improvement and maintenance schemes across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bristol and North Somerset over a four-year period until 2021. This project is the largest and most significant on the framework so far for MJ Church, estimated to be valued at up to £3 million.


With months in the planning, the project teams, which included MJ Church, Bath Demolition, Forest Traffic Signals, Hanson Contracting and Highways England, removed toll booths from the M4 Bridge under a lane closures for 72 hours, and full road closure for 48 hours West bound on the M48 Bridge, to allow traffic to cross ‘toll free’. Check out our short video which shows the work our teams undertook and the historical moment the first vehicles made the crossing.