This £50m junction can't be used by motorists and is angering many locals
It was built years ago but still isn't connected to any roads
An unconnected junction on the M49 near Bristol has appeared in the news over the last few years because it still isn't connected to any roads, meaning motorists can't yet use it.
This £50 million investment into the M49 was finished back in 2019, yet it still sits alone collecting dust because developer Delta Properties hasn't connected it to the local road network yet.
This prolonged delay has caused a lot of frustration among locals with many sending letters to local authorities and local papers to try and see some action taking place.
When completed, the plan was to connect this junction to the M49 motorway connecting large companies and districts including Western Approach Distribution Park, used by companies such as Amazon, Lidl and Tesco.
This has lead hundreds of people to wonder whether it will ever be connected up. The exact cause of this delay hasn't been identified but it is likely a mixture of the COVID-19 pandemic and lack of materials due to Brexit and lorry driver shortages.