Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: weekly summary for Monday 14 to Sunday 20 November 2016

Summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week.

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 11 November 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.

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

Work to reduce congestion and improve journey times by converting the M3 into a smart motorway continues this week. Narrow lanes 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.

The southbound carriageway between junctions 2 and 4 will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5.30am, on Monday 14 November for four nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 junction 13, A30 and A331.

The northbound carriageway between junctions 4 and 2 will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5.30am, on Monday 14 November for three nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A331 and A30 to the M25 junction 13.

The northbound carriageway between junctions 4a and 2 will be closed overnight, between 8pm and 5.30am, on Thursday 17 November. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A327 and A30 to the M25 junction 13.

The M3 will be closed in both directions between junctions 2 and 3 over the weekend from 9pm on Friday 18 November until 5.30am on Monday 21 November.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place.

Drivers travelling northbound on the M3 heading to the anti-clockwise M25 (for Gatwick, Dartford and Dover) will be diverted via the A331, A31 and A3 to join the M25 at junction 10.

Drivers travelling clockwise on the M25 heading to the southbound M3 will use this diversion route in reverse.

Drivers travelling northbound on the M3 heading for the clockwise M25, London or Heathrow Airport will be diverted via the A322, A329M and M4.

Drivers travelling southbound on the M3 will be diverted via the M25, and the M4, and then the A329M, A33 or A34.

For further details, visit the scheme website.

M4 junction 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: bridge reconstruction

Work to refurbish the bridge which carries the link roads over the M4 continues this week. Narrow lanes and a 40mph speed limit are in place on the slip roads, and a 50mph speed limit is in place on the M4 carriageway until November 2017.

M27 junctions 7 Hedge End, Hampshire: lighting repairs

Work to maintain road user safety by replacing lighting columns takes place this week. The westbound entry slip and the eastbound exit slip will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5am, on Monday 14 November.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the adjacent junctions.

A27 to A3M junction 3, Hampshire: bridge maintenance

Work to maintain journeys by undertaking bridge maintenance starts this week.

The northbound carriageway from the A27 to A3M junction 3 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Monday 14 November. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A27 eastbound to Havant, Bedhampton and along the B2150 to the A3M junction 3.

In addition, the southbound carriageway from the A3M junction 3 to the A27 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Tuesday 15 November. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the B2150 to Bedhampton and then via the A3M junction 5 roundabout.

A34 Whitchurch, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing a section of the A34 near Whitchurch continues this week. The southbound carriageway from the A343 Highclere junction to a point south of Whitchurch will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 14 November for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A343 (through Hurstbourne Tarrant), A3093 (Andover) and east along the A303 to re-join the A34 at Bullington Cross.

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Published 16 November 2016