Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: Weekly summary for Monday 19 – Sunday 25 January 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 16 January 2015 but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All our improvement work is carried out with the aim of causing as little disruption as possible.

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A404(M) Maidenhead, Berkshire: Carriageway surveys

The following closures will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, with clearly signed diversions in place via the next junction:

  • Tuesday 20 January: full closure of the northbound entry and exit slip roads at junction 9b and a lane closure on the main A404(M) northbound carriageway
  • Wednesday 21 January: a lane closure on the north and southbound carriageways between junction 9a and Burchetts Green
  • Thursday 22 January: full closure of the southbound entry and exit slip roads at junction 9b and a lane closure on the main A404(M) southbound carriageway

M27 junctions 2 to 3 River Blackwater Ower, Hampshire: Re-waterproofing work

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will remain in place until the late January 2015.

Closures will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am on Monday 19 January for six nights between junction 3 to 2 on the westbound carriageway

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A326 and A35.

For further information visit the project page.

M27 junction 3 Nursling, Hampshire: Junction improvement

Narrow lanes and 50mph speed limit will remain in place during works.

For further details of this scheme visit the project page.

M27 junction 5 Eastleigh, Hampshire: Junction improvement

Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit will remain in place until the end of March 2015.

The eastbound exit slip road will be closed between 10pm and 6am for five nights from Monday 19 January. Road users will be diverted via junction 7.

For further details of this scheme visit the project page.

M27 junction 11 Fareham, Hampshire: Slip road marking work

The westbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 19 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A27.

M3 junction 2 (Thorpe) to 4a (Fleet): Smart motorway improvement

Narrow lanes, a contra-flow and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on both carriageways between junctions 2 and 4a, with a free recovery service operating 24 hours a day until the end of 2016.

The westbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 2 and 3 overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 17 January. The M25 junction 12 links to the M3 will also be closed at these times. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A30.

For further details of this scheme visit the project page.

M3 junction 6 Black Dam improvement Basingstoke, Hampshire

Narrow lanes and a 30mph speed limit will remain in place on the approaches and around the roundabout until Summer 2015.

The M3 junction 6 northbound exit slip road and northbound spur road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 19 January. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the junction 5 and the A30.

For more information, visit the project page.

M3 junctions 5 to 9 Hampshire: Slip road marking renewal and surface repairs

Various slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, as follows:

  • Monday 19 January
    • Junction 9 southbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Tuesday 20 January
    • Junction 5 southbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Thursday 22 January *Junctions 9 to 7 northbound carriageway

Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the next available junction.

M4 junctions 6 to 7 Slough, Berkshire: Street lighting maintenance

Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 23 January (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junctions 8/9 Maidenhead to 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: Bridge repair work

Lane closures will be in place in both directions, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 6 February (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junction 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: Junction improvement work

There will be ongoing lane closures overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until June.

For further details of this scheme visit the project page.

M4 junctions 10 Wokingham to 11 Reading, Berkshire: Bridge maintenance

Lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Sunday 25 January.

For more details please visit the project page.

M4 junctions 11 Reading to 12 Theale, West Berkshire: Barrier repairs

Lane closures will be in place on both carriageways overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 20 February (Monday to Friday nights only).

M4 junctions 12 to 13, West Berkshire: Resurfacing work

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Wednesday 28 January (Monday to Friday nights only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4.

M4 junctions 13 Chieveley to 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire: Drainage work

There will be overnight lane closures, between 10pm and 6am, until February (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junctions 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire to 15 Swindon, Wiltshire: Drainage work

Varied lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until May (Monday to Friday only). A3 Hindhead Tunnel, Surrey: Maintenance

The tunnel will be closed in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Saturday 24 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A31 and A325.

A3(M) Havant, Hampshire: Lighting maintenance

The northbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 19 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 4.

A31 New Forest, Hampshire: Slip road marking work

Various slip road closures will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, as follows:

  • Monday 19 January: Picket Post eastbound entry slip road
  • Tuesday 20 January: Stoney Cross eastbound entry slip road
  • Tuesday 20 January: Castle Malwood eastbound entry slip road
  • Tuesday 20 January: Rufus Stone eastbound entry slip road

Road users will be diverted via Poulner Hill.

A303 Overton to Bullington, Hampshire: Signage maintenance

A lane closure will be in place on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm to 6am, for two nights from Monday 19 January.

A34 Kings Worthy (Winchester), Hampshire: Construction of new lay-by

A lane closure will be in place on the northbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until the end of February (Monday to Friday only).

A34 Chilton to Milton, Oxfordshire: Drainage maintenance

Lane closures remain in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until May.

For further details of this scheme visit the project page.

A34 Oxford, Oxfordshire: Signage maintenance

The southbound entry slip road at the Botley Interchange will be closed and a lane closure in place on the southbound carriageway between the Peartree and Botley Interchanges overnight, from 10pm to 6am, for three nights from Wednesday 21 January. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the Peartree Interchange.

A34/M40 junction 9 Wendlebury, Oxfordshire: Junction improvement

Lane closures remain in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until late-January.

For further details of this scheme visit the project page.

Safety at roadworks

The Highways Agency is working with the industry and road users to reduce the risks of working on the roads. For the safety of road workers and all road users, when you are approaching roadworks:

  • keep within the speed limit – it is there for your safety
  • get into the correct lane in good time – don’t keep switching
  • concentrate on the road ahead, not the roadworks
  • be alert for works’ traffic leaving or entering roadworks
  • keep a safe distance – there could be queues in front
  • observe all signs – they are there to help you

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 19 January 2015