Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: Weekly summary for Monday 1 – Sunday 7 December 2014

This news article was withdrawn on 12 December 2014

This press release is no longer current.

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 28 November 2014 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.

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

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place for 12 weeks.

For further information visit the Highways Agency’s website.

M27 junction 5 Eastleigh, Hampshire: Junction improvement

Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit will be in place throughout this week while junction improvement work takes place. For further details of this scheme visit the scheme page.

M271 junction 1 Nursling, Hampshire: Slip road surface repair

The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am on Monday 1 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A35 Redbridge roundabout.

M3 junction 2 (Thorpe) to 4a (Farnborough): 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 eastbound carriageway between junctions 5 (Hook) and 3 (Lightwater), including entry slip roads and Fleet Services, will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, for three nights from Monday 1 December.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place at these times.

For further details of this visit the scheme page.

M3 junction 6 Black Dam improvement Basingstoke, Hampshire

Narrow lanes and a 30mph speed limit will be in place throughout this week on the approaches and around the roundabout. For more information, visit: www.highways.gov.uk/m3blackdam

M3 junction 9 – 8 Winchester to Basingstoke, Hampshire: Road surface repair

The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for six weeknights from Monday 1 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A34 and A303.

M3 junction 13 Eastleigh, Hampshire: Slip road surface repair

The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for four nights from Monday 1 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 5.

M4 junction 7 Slough, Berkshire: Carriageway repair

The eastbound entry slip road and one lane on the eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Tuesday 2 December. A clearly signed diversion via junction 8/9 will be in place for the slip road closure.

M4 junctions 8/9 Maidenhead to 11 Reading, Berkshire: Bridge maintenance

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are in place on the east and westbound carriageways. For more details please visit the Highways Agency’s website.

M4 junctions 12 Theale to 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire: Topographical surveys

Various lane closures in both directions will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 5 December (Monday to Friday only).

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

The hard shoulders will be closed in both directions 24 hours a day with overnight lane closures, between 10pm and 6am, until February 2015 (Monday to Friday only).

A3 Guildford, Surrey: Road surface repairs

The northbound carriageway between the Compton and Send Interchanges will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Friday 5 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via local roads.

A3 Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Hampshire: Slip road marking renewal

The southbound exit and entry slip roads, along with the Chalton southbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Monday 1 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Weston or Horndean.

A303 Hampshire: Road marking renewals

The following slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm to 6am, with clearly signed diversions in place using the next suitable junction:

  • Monday 1 December: Micheldever eastbound entry and exit slip roads
  • Tuesday 2 December: Popham Services access eastbound
  • Wednesday 3 December: A343 Salisbury Road junction eastbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Thursday 4 December: Longparish eastbound exit and entry slip roads, Longparish Services access eastbound, A343 Salisbury Road junction westbound entry slip road and A3057 Winchester Road junction westbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Friday 5 December: Bullington Interchange eastbound entry and exit slip road

A303 Thruxton to Andover, Hampshire: Safety barrier maintenance

Various lane closures in both directions will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 12 December (Monday to Friday only).

A34 / A33 Kings Worthy (Winchester), Hampshire: Drainage work

The A33 southbound link road from the B3047 London Road to the A34 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Monday 1 and Tuesday 2 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Winchester town centre. Due to a height restriction on London Road, HGVs will be diverted via the M3.

A34 Winchester, Hampshire: Topographical investigation

There will be a lane closure on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Tuesday 2 December.

A34 Chilton to Milton, Oxfordshire: Drainage maintenance

Lane closures will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 1 December until late January 2015. For further details of this visit the scheme webiste.

A34/M40 junction 9 Wendlebury, Oxfordshire: Junction improvement

A 40mph speed limit will be in place 24 hours a day, until mid-December. There are also overnight lane closures on the A34, A41 and on the roundabout until early January 2015.

For further details of this scheme visit: www.highways.gov.uk/m40j9.

A404 Maidenhead to Marlow, Berkshire: Drainage maintenance

A lane closure will be in place on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 1 December for three weeks (Monday to Friday only).

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.