Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: Weekly summary for Monday 2 March – Sunday 8 March 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 27 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.

M27 junction 3 Nursling, Hampshire: junction improvement

The southern section of the roundabout between the M271 slip roads, the northern section of M27 J3 roundabout (between the M271 slips), the M271 southbound (between A3057 and M27 junction 3) and the M27 junction 3 eastbound exit and entry slip roads will all be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 2 March for five nights.

The M271 northbound (between M271 junction 1 and M27 junction 3) will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Wednesday 4 March for ten consecutive nights

Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place.

For further details of this scheme visit the project pages.

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 project pages.

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 between junction 3 (Lightwater) and junction 2 (Thorpe) including junction 3 entry slip will be closed for six nights as follows:

  • Tuesday 3 March to Thursday 5 March 2015 9pm – 5.30am
  • Friday 6 March 2015 10pm-6am
  • Saturday 7 March 2015 9pm – 6am
  • Sunday 8 March 2015 10pm – 5.30am

The southbound junction 4a entry slip road will be closed for six nights as follows:

  • Sunday 1 March 2015 10pm-5.30am
  • Monday 2 March to Thursday 5 March 2015 9pm – 5.30am
  • Friday 6 March 2015 10pm-6am

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

For further details of this scheme visit the project 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 project pages.

M3 junctions 8 to 9 Basingstoke to Winchester: resurfacing work

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Saturday 7 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A303 and A34.

M3 Hampshire: slip road marking maintenance

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

  • Monday 2 March – junction 11 northbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Tuesday 3 March – junction 11 southbound entry slip road
  • Friday 6 March – junction 13 southbound entry slip road

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

M3 junctions 10 to 12 Winchester to Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire: carriageway resurfacing

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Wednesday 4 March for two nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Otterbourne Road.

M4 junction 6 Slough, Berkshire: maintenance work

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

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

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

The westbound carriageway between junctions 8/9 and 11 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for eight nights from Friday 6 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 project pages.

M4 junction 11 Reading, Berkshire: Road marking maintenance

The following slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, with clearly signed diversions in place via the next available junction:

  • Wednesday 4 March – eastbound entry and exit slip roads
  • Thursday 5 March – westbound entry and exit slip roads

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

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

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

The bridge which carries the A340 Tidmarsh Road over the M4 motorway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am (Monday to Friday only), for two weeks from Monday 2 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place between Theale and Pangbourne via the A4 Bath Road and A329 Oxford Road.

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

Lane closures are in place on both carriageways until March.

For further details of this scheme visit the project pages.

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).

A404(M) Maidenhead, Berkshire: drainage maintenance

Lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until May.

A27 Bedhampton to Langstone Portsmouth, Hampshire: resurfacing work

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for one week from Monday 2 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2149.

A3 Send to Ockham, Surrey: resurfacing work

The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for seven nights from Thursday 5 March. A clearly signed diversion will be place via the B2215.

A3 Burpham, Surrey: slip road surface surveys

The southbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 2 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A247.

A3 Longmoor Thursley, Hampshire/Surrey: resurfacing work

The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Saturday 7 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A325 and A31.

A3 Liss to Ham Barn, Hampshire: resurfacing work

The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 2 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B3006.

A31 Picket Post to Stoney Cross, Hampshire: drainage maintenance

The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Sunday 1 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A338 and A35.

A31 Lake Gates to Merley, Dorset: carriageway resurfacing work

The carriageway will be closed in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 2 March. 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 four weeks from Monday 2 March (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 Bullington to Overton, Hampshire: drainage maintenance

There will be a lane closure on the eastbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Wednesday 4 March. A303 Andover to Thruxton, Hampshire: Drainage maintenance

There will be a lane closure on the eastbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 2 March, and on the westbound carriageway for two weekday nights from Friday 6 March. 6am.

A34 Kings Worthy (Winchester), Hampshire: construction of new layby

The existing layby 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 Beedon, West Berkshire: drainage maintenance

A lane closure will be in place on both carriageways overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Tuesday 3 March.

A34 East Ilsley, West Berkshire: sign maintenance

A lane closure will be in place on the northbound exit slip road at the East Ilsley junction overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for four nights from Tuesday 3 March.

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 project pages.

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 the project pages.

A34 Milton to Abingdon, Oxfordshire: sign maintenance

A lane closure will be in place on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 2 March. The following slip roads will also be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, with a clearly signed diversion in place via the next available junction:

  • Thursday 5 March – Marcham northbound entry slip road
  • Friday 6 March – Abingdon (North) northbound entry slip road

A34 Botley to Peartree, Oxfordshire: sign maintenance

There will be a lane closure on the southbound carriageway and the southbound entry slip road at the Botley Interchange will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for three nights from Monday 2 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Peartree Interchange.

A34/M40 junction 9 Wendlebury, Oxfordshire: junction improvements

Lane closures will be in place on the approaches overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 2 March for seven nights.

For further details of this scheme visit the project pages.

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

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