The M32 runs from Junction 19 of the M4 into central Bristol and provides a quick route (outside rush hour) in and out of town. I am not sure quite when it was built, but I would presume mid-60s, about the time that the M4 was built and urban motorways were fashionable. The junction with the M4 is a small, roundabout style affair, which can get horribly congested. J1 comes literally after about 300 yds and links the M32 with the congested Avon Ring Road. After J1, the motorway loses a lane and winds through semi-rural scenery for several miles. It then begins to enter urban Bristol and is elevated for about a mile, with a huge Tesco and IKEA on the right hand side. J2 is located beneath this elevated section. The motorway then becomes three-lane for a short while and enters a concrete-walled cutting before J3, where it loses the third lane. As the slip road from J3 joins, the road becomes the Newfoundland Street dual carriageway. Soon afterwards, this road terminates at Bristol's inner ring road - Bond Street. The juction is a single-level, signal controlled giant T-junction and the rush hour queues can stretch back almost as far as J1. The government once said something about detrunking the M32, but I haven't heard about this for ages. I would presume that this has been put on ice.
Where the M32 joins the M4 (at M4 J19), there is the remains of a complete roundabout: on the Bristol/M32 side of the junction a section of the roundabout has been blocked off so that all traffic leaving the M4 must join the M32. For those who leave at this junction by mistake, there is a helpful sign advising to ``use M32 J1 for U-turn''. Junction 1, with the A4174 Avon Ring Road, is less than 300 yards down the way, so it doesn't take you too far out of your way. After J1, there are about 3 miles of pleasant scenic motorway through Pur Down until J2 and the beginning of the ``urban'' bit (now down to two lanes each way) with an elevated flyover and concrete cutting. In fact, the bit between J2 and J3 is only 3 lanes each way because the slip road joins from J2, hangs around at the side of the road (with hardly any hard shoulder now) and then leaves again at J3 about 1/3 mile later (the AA states it is 1.0 miles, but it must be shorter than that). A dual carriageway then continues from J3 to the city centre, with a big T-junction with traffic lights at the end (opposite Allied Carpets). Welcome to Bristol!