Press release

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

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 13 February 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 junctions 2 to 3 Ower to Nursling, Hampshire: Carriageway resurfacing

The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for seven nights from Thursday 19 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A326, A35 and M271.

M27 junction 3 Nursling, Hampshire: Junction improvement

The south section of the roundabout between the M271 slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 16 February for five nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 1 of the M271.

The north section of the roundabout between the M271 slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 16 February for five nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A3057 Romsey Road Roundabout.

For further details of this scheme visit the scheme page.

Link road closures will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, as follows:

  • Monday 16 February for two nights: M27 eastbound to M3 northbound
  • Wednesday 18 February for two nights: M3 southbound to M27 westbound

Clearly signed diversions will be in place at these times.

M27 junction 5 Eastleigh, Hampshire: Junction improvement

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

For further details of this scheme visit the scheme page.

M27 junction 10 Fareham, Hampshire: Vegetation maintenance

The westbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Wednesday 18 February. 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 southbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 2 and 3 overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for three nights from Monday 16 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A30.

Further overnight lane and carriageway closures may be required at short notice.

For further details of this scheme visit the 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.

The M3 Spur southbound will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for three consecutive nights from Thursday 19 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A30.

For more information, visit the [scheme page}(http://www.highways.gov.uk/m3blackdam).

M3 junctions 8 to 9 Basingstoke to Winchester, Hampshire: Carriageway resurfacing

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Thursday 19 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A303 and A34.

M3 junctions 12 to 13 Winchester to Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire: Carriageway resurfacing

Carriageway and slip road closures will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, as follows:

  • Monday 16 February for two nights: junction 12 to 13 southbound carriageway
  • Wednesday 18 February for two nights: junction 13 southbound entry slip road

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the next available junction for the slip road closures or via Allbrook Way for the carriageway closures.

M4 junctions 5 to 6 Slough, Berkshire: Railway bridge repair

Lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) until Friday 27 February.

M4 junction 6 Slough, Berkshire: Construction of hard standing maintenance areas

Various lane closures are in place on the roundabout and approach roads overnight, between 10pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) until early-March.

M4 junctions 8/9 Maidenhead to 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: Drainage work

Lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) until early March.

M4 junction 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: Junction improvement

There will be lane closures overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until June.

For further details of this scheme visit the scheme page.

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

Lane closures are in place on the eastbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) until April.

M4 junctions 12 Theale to 13 Chieveley, West Berkshire: Bridge repair

The bridge which carries Chapel Lane over the M4 between Yattendon and Frilsham will be closed between 9am and 4pm for five days from Monday 16 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Everington Lane and Hatchets Lane.

M4 junctions 13 Chieveley to 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire: Bridge repair, resurfacing and drainage maintenance

The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 16 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4.

Lane closures will then continue to be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until March.

M4 junctions 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire to 15 Swindon, Wiltshire: Drainage work

Various lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until May (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junctions 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire to 15 Swindon, Wiltshire: Poughley bridge refurbishment

The bridge which carries the local road over the M4 near Poughley will be closed 24 hours a day for two weeks from Monday 16 February. Clearly signed diversions will be in place to the east of the bridge via Hungerford Newtown, and to the west of the bridge via B4001 Stag Hill.

A27 Bedhampton to Langstone Portsmouth, Hampshire: Resurfacing

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for three weeks from Monday 16 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2149.

A3 M25 to Send, Surrey: Carriageway resurfacing

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for ten nights from Monday 16 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A425.

A3 Burpham, Surrey: Slip road surface repair

The southbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 16 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Stoke Interchange.

A3 Hindhead Tunnel, Surrey: Maintenance

The southbound bore will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for four nights from Monday 16 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the northbound bore in contraflow with a 40mph speed limit.

The tunnel will be closed in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Saturday 21 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A31 and A325.

A3 Longmoor to Thursley, Hampshire/Surrey: Carriageway maintenance

The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Saturday 21 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A325.

A3 Surrey/Hampshire: Vegetation maintenance

Slip road closures will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, as follows:

  • Tuesday 17 February: Sheet Link northbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Wednesday 18 February: Berelands northbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Thursday 19 February: Liphook northbound entry slip road
  • Friday 20 February: Griggs Green northbound exit slip road

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the next available junction.

A3(M) junction 5 Bedhampton, Hampshire: Slip road resurfacing

The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 16 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Harts Farm Way roundabout.

A31 Ringwood, Hampshire/Dorset: Sign replacement and road marking renewal

Various slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for three nights from Wednesday 18 February, as follows:

  • Verwood westbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Ashley Heath westbound entry slip road
  • West Street westbound entry slip road

Clearly signed diversions will be in place.

A31 West Moors and Palmersford, Dorset: Slip road and carriageway resurfacing

The West Moors westbound entry slip road and the westbound section of the Palmersford Roundabout will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 16 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A347, A348 and Ham Lane.

A31 Lake Gates to Merley, Dorset: Carriageway resurfacing

The carriageway will be closed in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for eight nights from Wednesday 18 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A349.

A31 Bere Regis to Roundhouse Roundabout, Dorset: Drainage maintenance

The carriageway will be closed in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for six weeks from Monday 16 February (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A350 and A35.

A303 Popham (Basingstoke), Hampshire: Vegetation management

Temporary traffic lights will be in place on the eastbound link road (Stockbridge Road), past Basingstoke Crematorium until Friday 6 March (Monday to Friday daytime only).

A303 Parkhouse Cross, Wiltshire: Safety barrier maintenance

The eastbound entry slip road and westbound exit slip road at Parkhouse Cross will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Friday 20 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Amesbury junction.

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 10pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) until April.

A34 Bullington to Three Maids Hill, Hampshire: Sign maintenance

A lane closure will be in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for four nights from Monday 16 February.

A34 Chilton to Milton, Oxfordshire: Drainage maintenance

Lane closures remain in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until May.

For further details of this scheme visit the scheme page.

A34 Milton Interchange, Oxfordshire: Junction improvement

Narrow lanes and a 40mph speed limit will be in place in both directions. 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 the scheme page.

A34 Botley to Peartree (Oxford), Oxfordshire: Bridge repair

The carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on the following dates with a clearly signed diversion in place via the Oxford ring-road:

  • Wednesday 18 February – southbound carriageway between the A44 Peartree Interchange and A420 Botley Interchange
  • Thursday 18 February – northbound carriageway between the A423 Hinksey Hill junction and the A44 Peartree Interchange

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 February 2015