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Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: weekly summary for Monday 16 to Sunday 22 January 2017

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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 13 January 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 continues this week with narrow lanes a 50mph speed limit in place on both carriageways between junctions 2 and 4a, with a free recovery service operating 24 hours a day.

For further details, visit the scheme website.

M3 junction 7 to 8 Basingstoke, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing a section of the southbound carriageway between Basingstoke and Dummer continues this week. The M3 southbound carriageway will be closed from junction 7 (Basingstoke) to junction 9 (Winchester) overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 16 January for two weeks (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A303 west, then south on the A34 towards Winchester.

M3 junction 8 Popham, Hampshire: bridge strengthening

Work to maintain journeys by undertaking bridge bearing and support replacement continues this week. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed restriction are in place on the link form the M3 southbound to the A303 westbound 24 hours a day until May.

M3 junction 9 Winchester, Hampshire: safety barrier

Work to improve safety by carrying out repairs to the barrier along the southbound slip road finishes this week. The southbound exit slip road at the junction will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 20 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 11.

M3 junctions 12 Chandlers Ford to 14 Chilworth, Hampshire: drainage

Work to maintain road user safety by carrying out drainage maintenance finishes this week. Lane closures will be in place on the north and southbound carriageways and on the link to the M27 westbound overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 20 January.

M4 junctions 5 Slough to 6 Windsor, Berkshire: surveys

Work to improve journeys by carrying out structural surveys along the M4 takes place this week. Lane closures will be in place on the east and westbound carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 16 January for 5 nights.

M4 junction 6 Slough, Berkshire: drainage

Work to maintain road user safety by maintaining the drainage asset at the junction finishes this week. Lane closures will be in place on the east and westbound approaches to the junction overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Tuesday 17 January.

M4 junction 6 Windsor to 7 Maidenhead, Berkshire: surveys

Work to improve journeys by carrying out surveys in preparation for converting the M4 into a Smart Motorway continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 17 January for 4 nights.

M4 junction 8/9 Maidenhead, Berkshire: drainage

Work to maintain road user safety by maintaining the drainage asset at the junction starts this week. Lane closures will be in place on the east and westbound approaches to the junction overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Thursday 26 January (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junction 8/9 Maidenhead to 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: surveys

Work to improve journeys by carrying out surveys in preparation for converting the M4 into a Smart Motorway continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 16 January for 4 nights.

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.

M4 junctions 13 Chieveley to 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire:

Work to improve journeys by maintaining the communication sensors within the carriageway takes place this week. The M4 eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Tuesday 17 January. The M4 westbound carriageway will then be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Wednesday 18 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place during both closures via the A4.

M271 Southampton, Hampshire: drainage

Work to ensure road user safety by maintaining the drainage asset starts this week. Lane closures will be in place on both carriageways between the M27 junction 3 roundabout and the A3057 Romsey Road roundabout overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 17 January for 6 nights (Monday to Friday only).

M27 junctions 7 Hedge End to 8 Bursledon, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing a section of the M27 eastbound carriageway continues this week. The M27 eastbound carriageway will be closed from junction 7 to junction 8 overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Wednesday 25 January (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Charles Watts Way, Kanes Hill (A27) and A3024.

M27 junctions 11 Fareham to 9 Whiteley, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing a section of the M27 westbound carriageway continues this week. The M27 westbound carriageway will be closed from junction 10 to junction 9 overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 27 January (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Wickham, the A334, Curdridge, Botley and Hedge End.

M271 junction 1 Southampton, Hampshire: junction improvements

Work by Hampshire County Council to improve the roundabout as part of the redevelopment adjacent to the junction continues this week. Varied north and southbound slip road closures will be in place overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Sunday 22 January. Clearly signed diversions will be in place.

A3 Liphook, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing a section of the A3 southbound between Bramshott and Liphook continues this week. The A3 southbound will be closed from the A31 Hogs Back (Guildford) to Griggs Green will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Tuesday 24 January (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A31 and A325.

A4 Speen, West Berkshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing the northbound slip roads at the A4 Speen junction finishes this week. The northbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Tuesday 17 January. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via adjacent junctions.

In addition, temporary traffic lights will be in place on the A4 Gravel Hill Roundabout during the same period.

A34 Oxford, Oxfordshire: surveys

Work to improve journeys by carrying out surveys of the drainage system along the A34 continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on the north and southbound carriageways between the Peartree Interchange and Kidlington overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Friday 20 January.

A303 Andover to Thruxton, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve road user’s journeys by resurfacing a section of the A303 westbound carriageway from the A343 Hundred Acre/Monxton junction to the Sarson Lane junction starts this week. The A303 westbound carriageway will be closed from the A343 Hundred Acre junction to Thruxton overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 16 January for 6 nights (Monday to Friday only).

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Weyhill, Ludgershall, Tidworth and the A338.

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Published 16 January 2017