Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: Weekly summary for Monday 15 – Sunday 21 December 2014

This news article was withdrawn on 2 January 2015

This press release is no longer current.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 12 December 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 remin in place until the end of January 2015.

For further information visit the Highways Agency’s road project page

M27 junction 5 Eastleigh, Hampshire: Junction improvement

Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit will remain in place until March 2015.

For further details of this scheme visit: www.highways.gov.uk/m27j5

M27 junction 10 Fareham, Hampshire: Carriageway inspection

The westbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Wednesday 17 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A27.

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.

For further details of this scheme visit the Highways Agency’s road project page

M3 junction 6 Black Dam improvement Basingstoke, Hampshire

Narrow lanes and a 30mph speed limit will remain in place on the approaches and around the roundabout until Summer 2015.

For more information, visit: www.highways.gov.uk/m3blackdam

M3 junction 10 Winchester, Hampshire: Slip road surface repair

The southbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nigths from Monday 15 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A272 Spitfire Link to junction 9.

M3 junction 12 Chandlers Ford, Hampshire: Slip road surface repair

The northbound slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, as follows:

  • Monday 15 December: northbound exit slip road
  • Tuesday 16 December for three nights: northbound entry slip road

Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place via junctions 11 and 13.

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

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are in place on the eastbound carriageway until Friday 19 December and on the westbound carriageway until Thursday 18 December.

The M4 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on the following dates to remove the contraflow traffic management. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A404(M), A4, A3290, B3270 Lower Earley Way:

  • Thursday 18 December: Westbound carriageway between junctions 8/9 and 11
  • Friday 19 December: Eastbound carriageway between junctions 11 and 8/9

For more details please visit the Highways Agency’s road project page

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).

M4 junction 15 Swindon, Wiltshire: Slip road repairs

The westbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Wednesday 17 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 14 (Hungerford).

A27 Bedhampton Portsmouth, Hampshire: Slip road marking renewal

The westbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Tuesday 16 December. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A2030.

A3 Send Services, Surrey: Slip road marking repainting

The northbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Monday 15 December. There will be no access to the northbound services from the A3 at this time.

A3 Longmoor to Hog’s Back, Hampshire/Surrey: Road surface repair

The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for four nights from Monday 15 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A325 and A31.

A3 Liphook Services, Hampshire: Slip road marking repainting

The southbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Tuesday 16 December. There will be no access to the southbound services at this time.

A31 Ringwood, Hampshire/Dorset: Sign replacement

The westbound carriageway between the Ringwood Interchange and Ashley Heath roundabout will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for four nights from Monday 15 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via local roads.

A303 Longparish, Hampshire: Surface maintenance and road marking renewals

The westbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Wednesday 17 December. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the next available junctions.

A303 Hundred Acre (A343 Andover), Hampshire to Parkhouse Cross (A338), Wiltshire: Carriageway surface repairs

The westbound A303 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 15 December. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A343 Ludgershall and A338 Shipton Bellinger.

A303 Thruxton, Hampshire to Parkhouse Cross, Wiltshire: Safety barrier maintenance

Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for four weeks from Monday 15 December (Monday to Friday only).

A31 Canford Bottom, Dorset: Carriageway maintenance

The westbound exit slip road to Wimborne Road West and the eastbound exit slip road to B3073 Ham Lane will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Wednesday 10 December. A clearly signed diversion will be available via local roads.

A34 Chilton to Milton, Oxfordshire: Drainage maintenance

Lane closures are in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until late January 2015.

For further details of this scheme visit: www.highways.gov.uk/a34didcotdrainage

A34/M40 junction 9 Wendlebury, Oxfordshire: Junction improvement

A 40mph speed limit will be in place 24 hours a day, until Friday 19 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 Marlow, Buckinghamshire to Maidenhead, Berkshire: Drainage maintenance

A lane closure will be in place on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 19 December (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.