Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: Weekly summary for Monday 16 March – Sunday 22 March 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 13 March 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.

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M27 junction 3 Nursling, Hampshire: Junction improvement

Lane closures will be in place on the eastbound and westbound exit and entry slip roads and on the roundabout itself overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 16 March.

For further details of this scheme visit the Agency’s scheme page.

M27 junction 5 Eastleigh, Hampshire: Junction improvement

Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit will remain in place until June. The eastbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 16 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 7.

For further details of this scheme visit the Agency’s scheme page.

M27 junction 10 Fareham, Hampshire: Structural inspection

The westbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 16 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 9.

M3 junction 2 (Thorpe) to 4a (Fleet): Smart motorway improvement

Narrow lanes, a contra-flow and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on both carriageways, with a free recovery service operating 24 hours a day until the end of 2016.

The eastbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 3 and 2 (including the junction 3 entry slip road), as follows:

  • Monday 16 March to Thursday 19 March – 9pm to 5.30am
  • Friday 20 March – 10pm to 6am
  • Saturday 21 March – 9pm to 6am
  • Sunday 22 March – 10pm to 5. .30am

For further details of this scheme visit the Agency’s scheme page.

M3 junction 6 Basingstoke, Hampshire: Black Dam improvement

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 the Agency’s scheme page.

M3 junctions 9 to 8 Winchester to Basingstoke: Resurfacing work

The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Saturday 21 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A303 and A34.

M3 junctions 10 to 13 Winchester to Eastleigh, Hampshire: Carriageway resurfacing

Carriageway and slip road closures will be in place overnight, between 9pm and 6am, as follows:

  • Sunday 15 March for seven consecutive nights: northbound carriageway between junctions 11 to 10
  • Thursday 19 March for two nights: southbound carriageway between junctions 11 and 13

Clearly signed diversions will be in place.

M4 junction 8/9 (A404) to 11 Reading, Berkshire: Junction improvement and resurfacing

Lane closures are in place on the link roads at junction 10 overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until June.

The westbound carriageway between junctions 8/9 and 11 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Friday 20 March (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A404(M), A4, A3290 and B3270 Lower Earley Way.

For further details of this scheme visit the Agency’s scheme page.

M4 junctions 10 to 11 Wokingham to Reading, Berkshire: Bridge repair

Lane closures will be in place on the eastbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for two weeks from Tuesday 17 March (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junctions 11 to 12 Reading to Theale, Berkshire: Safety barrier maintenance

Lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) until April.

M4 junctions 12 to 13 Theale to Chieveley, West Berkshire: Drainage maintenance

Lane closures will be in place on the eastbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for three nights from Wednesday 18 March.

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

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are in place on both carriageways until July. Occasional lane closures will also be in place overnight between 9pm and 6am.

For further details of this scheme visit the Agency’s scheme page.

M4 junctions 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire to 15 Swindon, Wiltshire: Drainage work and road marking renewal

Various lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until May (Monday to Friday only).

Access to and from the Welcome Break (Membury) service area will be unavailable overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Thursday 19 March. Alternative service areas are available at junction 13 and between junctions 17 and 18.

404(M) Maidenhead, Berkshire: Drainage maintenance

Lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until May.

A27 Warblington, Hampshire: Slip road marking renewal

The westbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 16 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Langstone Interchange.

A3 Ockham to Burpham, Surrey: Resurfacing work

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Friday 20 March. A clearly signed diversion will be place via the B2215.

A3 Send to Ockham, Surrey: Resurfacing work

The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 16 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A247.

A3 Stoke to Send, Surrey: Resurfacing work

The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for three nights from Wednesday 18 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A247.

A3 Longmoor to Milford, Hampshire/Surrey: Resurfacing work

The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for two nights from Thursday 19 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A325 and A31.

A3 Hampshire: Vegetation maintenance

Slip road closures will be in place overnight, between 9pm and 6am, as follows:

  • Monday 16 March: Liphook southbound exit and entry slip road
  • Tuesday 17 March: Liphook services southbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Wednesday 18 March: Griggs Green southbound exit and entry slip roads

Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the next available junction.

A303 Popham to Micheldever, Hampshire: Safety barrier maintenance

One lane will be closed on both carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Tuesday 31 March.

A303 Longparish, Hampshire: Surface repair

The westbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for two weekday nights from Friday 20 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A3093 Picket Twenty junction.

A31 Bere Regis to Roundhouse Roundabout, Dorset: Drainage maintenance

The carriageway will be closed in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for two weeks from Monday 16 March (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A350 and A35.

A34 Kings Worthy (Winchester), Hampshire: Construction of new lay-by

The existing lay-by on the northbound carriageway remains closed, and there are lane closures on the northbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) until April.

A34 Whitchurch to Highclere, Hampshire: Sign maintenance

A lane closure will be in place on the northbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, each weekday night this week.

A34 Chilton to Milton, Oxfordshire: Drainage maintenance

Lane closures remain in place overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until May.

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

A34 Milton Interchange, Oxfordshire: Junction improvement

Narrow lanes and speed limits of 40mph on the northbound carriageway and 30mph on the southbound carriageway will be in place throughout the week. The left hand lane of the southbound A34 will be diverted via the slip roads and the A4130 roundabout.

For further details of this scheme visit Oxfordshire County Council’s project page.

A34/M40 junction 9 Wendlebury, Oxfordshire: Junction improvements

Lane closures will be in place on the approaches overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until the end of March. For further details of this scheme visit: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/a34-m40-junction-9-wendlebury-phase-2

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.

Published 13 March 2015