It's been like that for a couple of years mate. 32 miles of misery every time I head down to Abertawe and back. The return trip especially when all you want to do is get home.
They have been installing the smart motorway to Theale for a few years
Same on M1 north of Milton Keynes and basically the whole of the M27. Must be hundreds of miles of roadworks in UK at the moment with very little work actively going on
At least the M1 works are limited to 60mph. That 50 section on the M4 is purgatory.
We’ve had this for a couple of years, and counting. Smart motorway ‘upgrade’. If you saw anyone actually doing any work, let me know. I’m not usually that lucky.