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Planned roadworks in Central Southern England

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Weekly summary for Tuesday 1 September to Sunday 6 September 2015

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M3 junctions 2 (M25) to 4a Farnborough, Hampshire: Smart motorway improvement

Work to reduce congestion and improve journey times continues this week with narrow lanes, a contraflow and a 50mph speed limit 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 northbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 4a and 3 including junctions 4a and 4 entry slip roads, between 9pm and 5.30am, on Tuesday 1 September. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A327 or A331 and the A30 to junction 3.

The northbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 3 and 2 including junction 3 entry slip road, between 9pm and 5.30am, on Wednesday 2 September. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A322, A30 and M25 to junction 2.

For further details please visit the scheme web page.

M3 junction 6 Basingstoke, Hampshire: Black Dam improvement

Work to reduce congestion and improve journey times across the Black Dam roundabout near Basingstoke continues this week. Narrow lanes, a 30mph speed limit and off-peak lane closures will be in place on the approaches and around the roundabout until autumn 2015.

For further details please visit the scheme web page.

M3 junctions 6 Basingstoke to 9 Winchester, Hampshire: Bridge waterproofing

Work to improve safety by replacing the bridge’s waterproof surface and expansion joints begins this week. Narrow lanes, a contraflow and a 50mph speed limit will be in place in both directions between junctions 6 and 8 until mid-December.

The junction 5 southbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Tuesday 1 September. The junction 7 northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Thursday 3 September. The northbound carriageway between junctions 9 and 7 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Thursday 3 September.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A34, A303 and A30.

For further details please visit the scheme web page.

M4 junction 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: Junction improvement

Work to ease congestion by widening the slip roads and remarking lanes at the junction continues this week. The slip roads and merge onto the A329(M) Wokingham-bound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 1 September for 3 nights with a clearly signed diversion in place via the Winnersh Triangle.

In addition, the slip roads and merge onto the A329(M) Reading-bound carriageway will be closed from 9pm on Friday 4 September through to 6am on Monday 7 September. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A329(M) Wokingham-bound carriageway and the Coppid Beech Roundabout. Work is due to be completed by the end of September.

For further details please visit the scheme web page.

M4 junctions 12 Theale to 13 Chieveley, West Berkshire: Resurfacing

Work to improve road user safety by resurfacing a section of the M4 carriageway takes place this week. The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Thursday 3 September for 6 nights, Monday to Friday only. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A33 and A4.

M4 junctions 12 Theale to 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire: Bridge repair

Work to maintain safety and improve journeys by replacing bridge joints and beams at the Chieveley Interchange continues this week. 24-hour narrow lanes, a contraflow and a 50mph speed limit are in place on both carriageways between junctions 13 and 14. In addition, the westbound carriageway between junctions 12 (Theale) and 14 (Hungerford) will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Tuesday 1 September. The same section of the eastbound carriageway will then be closed overnight on Wednesday 2 September. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4.

For further details please visit the scheme web page.

A3 Longmoor, Hampshire: Sign replacement

Work to improve safety by replacing signs on the A3 in Hampshire takes place this week. The southbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Thursday 3 September. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Griggs Green.

A3 Compton, Surrey: Sign replacement

Work to improve safety by replacing sign on the A3 in Surrey takes place this week. The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 1 September for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Shackleford.

A3(M) junctions 3 Hulbert Road to 5 Bedhampton, Hampshire: Carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve road user safety by resurfacing the A3(M) southbound carriageway begins this week. The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 1 September for 4 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2150 and B2177.

A31 Ashley Heath to Cadnam, Hampshire: Carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve road user safety by resurfacing sections of the A31 carriageway between Cadnam and Ashley Heath continues this week. The eastbound carriageway will be closed between the Ashley Heath roundabout and M27 junction 2 at Ower overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Tuesday 1 September for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A338, A35 and A337.

A34 Chieveley, West Berkshire to Milton, Oxfordshire: Vegetation management

Work to improve journeys by carrying out vegetation clearance will start this week. A lane on the north and southbound carriageways will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 1 September for 3 weeks, Monday to Friday only.

A34 Milton interchange, Oxfordshire: Junction improvement

Work to improve journey times and safety by improving the layout of the Milton interchange continues this week. Narrow lanes and a temporary speed limit will be in place 24/7. Work is due to be completed in spring 2016.

For further details please visit the scheme web page.

A34 Hinksey Hill, Oxfordshire: Surveys

Work to improve journeys by carrying out surveys takes place this week. A lane on the northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Friday 4 September for 4 nights, Monday to Friday only.

A34 Peartree Interchange, Oxfordshire: Surveys

Work to improve journeys by carrying out surveys takes place this week. A lane on the southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 1 September for 3 nights.

A303 Bullington Cross to Andover, Hampshire: Surveys, vegetation management and safety barrier repairs

Work to improve journeys by carrying out surveys and maintaining the safety barrier continues this week. A lane on both the east and westbound carriageways will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Tuesday 1 September for 9 nights, Monday to Friday only.

In addition, the westbound exit and entry slip roads at Bullington Cross will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Tuesday 1 September with clearly signed diversions in place via Barton Stacey and Micheldever.

A303 Andover, Hampshire: Carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing the carriageway at Andover and Barton Stacey continues this week. The westbound carriageway will be closed between the A3093 (Picket Twenty) and the A343 (Churchill Way/Hundred Acre) overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Tuesday 15 September (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Andover ring road.

For further details please visit the scheme web page.

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Published 1 September 2015