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M5 J29 overbridge concrete spalling

Reported via desktop in the Structures (eg bridges, fencing, noise barriers) category anonymously at 11:19, Tuesday 12 January 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

A member of the public has reported to Devon County Council that the M5 overbridge at Junction 29 is damaged. The damage was reported in September but has only just been forwarded to me as Devon County Structures inspector for the area. The damage is above the west bound A30 bus lane and appears to be spalling of the soffit at one of the construction or expansion joints. I can forward on the photos provided by the MOP if required. I have not inspected the damage myself however I do no consider the issue to be urgent. Please contact me if you need further information.

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England. concerning the M5 overbridge at junction 29. We shall look into this issue and aim to provide a response by 26 January 2021.

    Can we please ask that you check back on this date for an update.

    Kind regards

    Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 09:41, Wednesday 13 January 2021

  • Thank you for contacting Highways England.

    We are aware of the issue with the concrete you have mentioned.

    Our Structures Inspector has reviewed this issue and been to site today and doesn’t feel it is a safety concern at this time.

    We will continue to review this and will arrange any required work if the situation changes.

    If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at: • 0300 123 5000


    Please quote 21820186 to discuss this matter further.

    Kind regards Highways England

    Posted by Highways England at 12:00, Wednesday 13 January 2021

  • State changed to: No further action

    Updated by Highways England at 12:05, Wednesday 13 January 2021

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