Press release

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

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 30 January 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 2 to 1 Ower to Cadnam, Hampshire: Carriageway resurfacing

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

  • Monday 2 February for three nights: westbound carriageway
  • Thursday 5 February for two nights: eastbound carriageway

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A336 and A326.

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 2 February for five nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 1 of the M271.

For further details of this scheme visit: www.highways.gov.uk/m27j3

M27 junction 5 Eastleigh, Hampshire: Junction improvement

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

The eastbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 2 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A27.

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

M27 junction 11 Fareham, Hampshire: Slip road marking work

The westbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Monday 26 January. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A27.

M3 junctions 2 (Thorpe) to 5 (Hook): 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.

The northbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 5 and 4 overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for three nights from Wednesday 4 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A30.

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

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

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 2 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A303 and A34.

M3 junctions 12 Hampshire: Slip road surface repairs

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

  • Monday 2 February for six nights: junction 12 southbound exit slip road
  • Monday 2 February for ten nights: junction 12 southbound entry slip road

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

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

Various lane closures will be in place on the roundabout and approach roads overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five weeks from Monday 2 February (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junctions 8/9 Maidenhead to 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: Bridge repair and drainage work

Lane closures will be in place in both directions, between 10pm and 6am, until Wednesday 25 February (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junction 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: Junction improvements

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

The following slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, with a diversion in place via the next junction:

  • Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 February: all westbound entry and exit slip roads
  • Thursday 5 and Friday 6 February: all eastbound entry and exit slip roads

For further details of this scheme visit the Highways Agency’s website

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

Lane closures will be in place on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two weeks from Monday 2 February (Monday to Friday only).

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

Lane closures will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Wednesday 11 February (Monday to Friday only).

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

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

A27 Langstone to Bedhampton, Hampshire: Structural

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for eight nights from Wednesday 4 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via local roads.

A3 Guildford: Slip road sign replacement

Slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, as follows: * Wednesday 4 February: Dennis northbound exit slip road * Friday 6 February: Compton northbound exit slip road * Friday 6 February: Shackleford northbound exit slip road

Road users will be diverted via the next available junction.

A303 Popham, Hampshire: Road marking renewals

The westbound entry slip road from the A33 (Basingstoke) and the westbound access into Popham Service area will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Wednesday 4 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A33 and A34.

A303 Micheldever, Hampshire: Road marking renewals

The eastbound entry slip road at the Micheldever junction will be fully closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Tuesday 3 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the slip road at Popham Airfield.

A303 Bullington Cross, Hampshire: Road marking renewals

The following slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, with a clearly signed diversion in place via Barton Stacey:

  • Monday 2 February: Westbound exit slip road
  • Thursday 5 February: Eastbound entry slip road

A34 Barton Stacey, Hampshire: Sign maintenance

The eastbound entry slip road at the Barton Stacey junction will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Tuesday 3 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Longparish junction.

A34 Longparish, Hampshire: Surface repairs

The westbound exit and entry slip roads at the Longparish junction will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Friday 6 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Picket Twenty and Barton Stacey junctions.

A31 Merley Roundabout to Bere Regis, Dorset: Vegetation maintenance

There will be overnight carriageway closures, between 10pm and 6am, as follows:

  • Monday 2 February: Merley Roundabout to Lake Gates east and westbound
  • Tuesday 3 February for two nights: Lake Gates to Roundhouse Roundabout east and westbound.

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A3049 and A350.

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 (Monday to Friday). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A350 and A35.

A34 Winchester to Bullington, Hampshire: Road marking renewal and sign maintenance

The following slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am:

  • Monday 2 February:northbound Bullington Cross slip roads. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the next available junction
  • Wednesday 4 February: Northbound access to Sutton Scotney service area (near Winchester)

Lane closures will be in place on the northbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Thursday 5 February.

A34 Newbury to Chieveley, West Berkshire: Road marking renewal

The following slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am: * Tuesday 3 February: A339 northbound link from Newbury to the A34 and the northbound link from the A34 to the M4 junction 13 roundabout * Friday 6 February: Chieveley southbound link road from the M4 junction 13 roundabout to the A339 and A34 southbound carriageway

A34 East Ilsley, West Berkshire to Hinksey Hill, Oxfordshire: Sign maintenance

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

  • Monday 2 February: West Ilsley northbound entry slip road
  • Tuesday 3 February: West Ilsley southbound entry slip road and Abingdon northbound entry slip road
  • Wednesday 4 February: East Ilsley southbound exit slip road

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: www.highways.gov.uk/a34didcotdrainage

A34 Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire: Sign maintenance

The Botley Interchange southbound entry slip road will be closed and a lane on the main A34 southbound carriageway closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Friday 6 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Peartree Interchange.

A404(M) Maidenhead, Berkshire: Carriageway surface repairs

The northbound carriageway will be closed between junction 9a and the A404 Bisham Roundabout overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Friday 6 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M25 and M40.

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 2 February 2015