Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: Weekly summary for Monday 13 October – Sunday 19 October 2014

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 10 October 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.

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M27 junction 5 Eastleigh, Hampshire: Junction improvement

Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit will be in place while junction improvement work takes place. For further details of this scheme visit: www.highways.gov.uk/m27j5

M27 junction 10 Fareham, Hampshire: Local authority works

The westbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, from 10pm until 6am, for five nights from Monday 13 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 9.

M3 junction 6 Black Dam Improvement Basingstoke, Hampshire

Narrow lanes and a 30mph speed limit will be in place from 6am on Monday 13 October on the approaches and around the roundabout. For more information, visit: www.highways.gov.uk/m3blackdam

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

Narrow lanes utilising the hard shoulder and a 50mph speed limit are in place on the east and westbound carriageways until early November. For more details please visit http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/m4-junctions-10-to-11-bridge-refurbishment

M4 junction 13 Chieveley, West Berkshire: Roundabout resurfacing

Sections of the roundabout will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, as follows: * Monday 13 October: The eastern side of the roundabout will be closed. Road users will only be able to approach the roundabout in two ways. Firstly, from the A34 northbound link road to access the M4 westbound carriageway, the Moto Service Area and the A34 slip road to Chieveley village. Secondly, from the M4 eastbound exit slip road to access the A34 northbound carriageway and slip road to Chieveley village. * Tuesday 14 October: The western side of the roundabout will be closed. Road users will only be able to access the roundabout in two ways. Firstly, from the A34 southbound slip road to access the M4 eastbound carriageway, the Moto Service Area and the A34 southbound link road. Secondly, from the M4 westbound exit slip road to access the A34 southbound carriageway and Moto Service Area.

During the closures clearly signed diversion routes will be in place for both motorway permitted and non-motorway traffic. The primary diversion route will be via the A4.

M4 junctions 13 Chieveley to 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire: Resurfacing

Lane closures will be in place on the eastbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for three weeks from Monday 13 October (Monday to Friday only).

A3 Hindhead Tunnel, Surrey: Maintenance

The southbound bore will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 9am, on Saturday 18 October. A 40mph speed limit and a clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the northbound bore.

A3 Hog’s Back to Longmoor, Hampshire and Surrey: Road marking renewal

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Monday 13 October and Friday 17 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A31 and A325.

A3 Petersfield to Horndean, Hampshire: Road marking renewal

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Wednesday 15 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A272 and A32.

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Tuesday 14 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the B2070.

A303 Bullington to Popham, Hampshire: Sign renewal work

The eastbound carriageway will be closed between the A34 and M3 overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Friday 17 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be on place via the A34 and A33.

A303 Andover, Hampshire: Sign renewal work

A lane closure will be in place on the east and westbound carriageways between the A3093 Picket Twenty and Thruxton overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for eight consecutive nights from Monday 13 October.

A34 River Itchen, Winchester, Hampshire: Drainage maintenance

The northbound carriageway will be closed between the M3 and the A272 Three Maids Hill overnight, from 10pm until 6am, on Monday 13 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Winchester town centre. One lane will be closed on the northbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Tuesday 14 October until Thursday 23 October.

A34 Whitchurch, Hampshire: Bridge maintenance

The southbound carriageway will be closed between the A343 (Wash Common) and the A34 (Bullington Cross) overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Tuesday 14 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A343, A3093 and A303. A34/M40 junction 9 Wendlebury, Oxfordshire: Junction improvement

Narrow lanes and a 40mph speed limit will be in place 24 hours a day, until December 2014. There are also overnight lane closures on the A34, A41 and on the roundabout.

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

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.
Published 13 October 2014