Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: Weekly summary for Monday 20 April – Sunday 26 April 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 17 April 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 Ower, Hampshire: Carriageway resurfacing

The eastbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 20 April. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 1.

M27 junction 3 Nursling, Hampshire: Junction improvement

The following slip road and carriageway closures will take place overnight, between 10pm and 4am, as follows:

  • Monday 20 April for five nights: M271 southbound (A3057 Romsey Road roundabout to M27 junction 3)
  • Monday 20 April for five nights: junction 3 eastbound exit slip road
  • Wednesday 22 April for four nights: northern section of the roundabout

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A3090 and junction 2.

For further details of this scheme visit: http://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.

The eastbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 20 April. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 7.

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

M27 junction 12 Portsmouth, Hampshire: Lighting maintenance

The M27 westbound to M275 southbound link road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for two nights from Tuesday 14 April. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 11.

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 westbound carriageway between junction 3 and junction 4 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, for five nights from Monday 20 April. The closure on Friday 24 April will be between 10pm and 6am. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A30.

For further details of this scheme visit: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/M3-Junctions-2-4a

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: http://www.highways.gov.uk/m3blackdam

M3 junction 13 Eastleigh, Hampshire: Slip road resurfacing

The northbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Thursday 23 April. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 12.

M4 junction 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: Junction improvement

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

For further details of this scheme visit: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/m4-junction-10-congestion-relief-improvement

M4 junctions 11 to 12 Reading, Berkshire: Railway bridge repair

The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Friday 24 April. The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Sunday 26 April.

Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the A34 and A4. In addition, lane closures are in place on both carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Friday 24 April.

M4 junctions 12 Theale to 13 Chieveley, West Berkshire: Resurfacing

Lane closures will be in place on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Friday 8 May (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junctions 12 to 14 Chieveley to Hungerford, West Berkshire: Bridge repair work

24 hour narrow lanes, contraflow and a 50mph speed limit are in place on both carriageways between junction 13 and junction 14 until July. There are also overnight lane closures.

The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Saturday 25 April. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4.

For further details of this scheme visit: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/M4-Chieveley-Bridge-Refurbishment-Schemes

M4 junctions 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire to 15 Swindon, Wiltshire: Verge repairs

A lane closure will be in place on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Monday 11 May (Monday to Friday only).

A27 Hilsea to M27 junction 12 Portsmouth, Hampshire: Lighting maintenance

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for two nights on Monday 20 April. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Western Road.

A404(M) Maidenhead, Berkshire: Drainage maintenance

Lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until the end of May (Monday to Friday only). A3 Sheet Link to Weston Petersfield, Hampshire: Carriageway resurfacing

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Monday 20 April. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2070.

A31 Bere Regis to Roundhouse Roundabout, Dorset: Drainage maintenance

The carriageway will be closed in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 20 April until early June (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 the end of April.

A34 Whitchurch to Bullington, Hampshire: Sign maintenance

A lane closure will be in place on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for two weeks from Monday 20 April (Monday to Friday only).

A34 Highclere, Hampshire: Construction of maintenance lay-by

The southbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 20 April, A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4 Speen junction.

A34 Chilton to Milton, Oxfordshire: Drainage maintenance

A lane closure remains in place on both carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until the end of April (Monday to Friday only).

For further details of this scheme visit: http://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: http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/a34milton

Safety at roadworks:

Highways England 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.
  • And be alert for road workers, the roads are their workplace.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 17 April 2015