Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: weekly summary for Monday 15 June to Sunday 21 June 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 12 June 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.

M3 junctions 2 Thorpe to 4a Farnborough: smart motorway improvement

Work to reduce congestion and improve journey times is taking place, with narrow lanes, a contra-flow 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 southbound junction 3 exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, from Monday 15 June for five nights. On Friday the closures will be in place between 10pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A30.

The southbound carriageway between junctions 2 and 3 will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 5.30am, from Tuesday 16 June for two nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A30.

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.

The M3 northbound spur will be fully closed from 9pm on Friday 19 June until 5.30am on Monday 22 June. The Black Dam Roundabout will be reduced to a single running lane at this time. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junctions 7 and 5.

For more information please visit the scheme web page.

M3 junction 7 Basingstoke to 9 Winchester, Hampshire: hard shoulder strengthening

Work to strengthen the hard shoulder between junctions 7 and 9 will continue this week. The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Wednesday 17 June for six nights (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A303 and A34.

M3 junction 13 Eastleigh, Hampshire: waterproofing

Work to improve journeys by reducing the risk of water damage to the M3 junction 13 northbound entry slip road begins this week. The slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 15 June for fifteen nights (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Leigh Road and the A335.

M4 junctions 5 to 6 Slough, Berkshire: road marking renewal

Work to improve road user’s safety by renewing the road markings along the M4 continues this week. The eastbound exit and entry slip roads at junction 6 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 16 June for two nights. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via junctions 4 (M25) and 7.

M4 junctions 6 to 7 Slough, Berkshire: road marking renewal

Work to improve road user’s safety by renewing the road markings along the M4 continues this week. The eastbound exit and entry slip roads at junction 7 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Monday 15 June. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via junctions 6 and 8/9.

M4 junctions 8/9 Maidenhead to 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: road marking renewal

Work to improve road user’s safety by renewing the road markings along the M4 continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on the eastbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Thursday 18 June for two nights.

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

Work to improve journeys by installing traffic sensors will be carried out this week. The eastbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 8/9 and 11 overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Tuesday 16 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A33, A4 and A404(M).

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. Lane closures will be in place on the link roads overnight, between 9pm and 6am, Monday to Friday only. The work is due to be completed in July.

For further details please visit the scheme web page.

M4 junctions 11 to 12 Reading, Berkshire: railway bridge repair

Work to ensure road user safety by replacing the joint and waterproofing material on the Mortimer Line Railway Bridge continues this week. 24 hour narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are in place on both carriageways, with lane closures in place overnight, between 9pm and 6am, Monday to Friday only. Work is due to be completed in July.

M4 junctions 13 Chieveley to 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire: bridge repair

Work to maintain safety and improve journeys by replacing bridge joints and beams at the Chieveley Interchange and Welford Viaduct continues this week.

24 hour narrow lanes, a contraflow, overnight lane closures and a 50mph speed limit are in place on both carriageways between junction 13 and junction 14.

Work is due to be completed in September. For further details please visit the scheme web page.

M27 junction 1 Cadnam to 2 Ower, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve road user safety by resurfacing the M27 eastbound carriageway takes place this week. The eastbound carriageway between Cadnam and Ower will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 15 June for three nights. Road users will be diverted via the A336 and A326.

M27 junction 3 Nursling, Hampshire: junction improvement

Work to improve journeys and reduce congestion continues this week. The westbound exit and entry slip roads, the M271 southbound (between the A3057 Romsey Road roundabout and junction 3 of the M27) and the M271 northbound (between M271 junction 1 and M27 junction 3) will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 4am, from Monday 8 June for twenty nights (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 2.

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will remain in place until late July. For further details please visit the scheme web page.

M27 junction 5 Eastleigh, Hampshire: junction improvement

Work to improve journeys and reduce congestion on the northern side of the junction 5 roundabout is continuing this week. The eastbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 15 June for five nights. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via junction 7 and 2.

Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit will remain in place until completion in late July. For further details please visit the scheme web page.

A3 Hog’s Back (A31) to Lea Coach Road, Surrey: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve safety by resurfacing sections of the A3 southbound carriageway in Surrey takes place next week. The carriageway will be closed from the A31 Hog’s Back to Lea Coach Road near Thursley overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Friday 19 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A31 and A325.

A3 Berelands to Longmoor, Hampshire: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve road user safety by resurfacing sections of the A3 north and southbound carriageway near Petersfield in Hampshire continues this week. The carriageways will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 15 June for ten nights (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2070, B3006 and A325.

A3(M) junction 2 Hazelton to junction 4 Purbrook Waterlooville, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve road user safety by resurfacing sections of the carriageway begins this week. The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 16 June for nine nights (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2150, Hulbert Road and the A3.

A31 Bere Regis to Roundhouse Roundabout, Dorset: drainage maintenance

Work to maintain the drainage system alongside the A31 continues this week. The carriageway will be closed in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 15 June for five nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A350 and A35.

A34 Whitchurch to Bullington, Hampshire: sign maintenance

Work to improve information for drivers by renewing road signs along the A34 southbound carriageway between Whitchurch and Bullington takes place this week. A lane closure will be in place on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for four weeks from Monday 15 June, Monday to Friday only.

A34 Milton Interchange, Oxfordshire: junction improvement

Work to improve journey times and road user safety by improving the layout of the Milton Interchange continues this week. 24 hour narrow lanes and speed limits of 40mph on the northbound carriageway and 30mph on the southbound carriageway are in place. Work is due to be completed in spring 2016.

For further details please visit the scheme web page.

A303 Longparish to Andover, Hampshire: sign maintenance

Work to improve information for drivers by renewing road signs along the westbound carriageway continues this week. A lane closure will be in place on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, Monday to Friday only. Work is due to be completed by the end June.

Surrey: Magna Carta commemoration

There will be road closures, diversions and one-way restrictions applied temporarily in the Runnymede area for a large part of Monday 15 June. For full details of closures on local roads, please visit [Surrey County Council’s website] (http://new.surreycc.gov.uk/heritage-culture-and-recreation/tourism-in-surrey/visitor-attractions-and-accommodation/the-magna-carta-in-runnymede#magnacartaroadclosures).

Safety at roadworks:

Highways England 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
  • be alert for road workers, the roads are their workplace

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