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Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: weekly summary for Monday 20 February to Sunday 26 February 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 17 February 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 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 11 Winchester, Hampshire: safety barrier

Work to improve safety by carrying out repairs to the barrier along the southbound slip road finishes this week. Lane closures will be in place on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 24 February.

M3 junctions 12 Chandlers Ford to 13 Eastleigh, Hampshire: signs

Work to keep road users informed by maintaining the signage along the M3 continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Wednesday 8 March (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junction 6 Windsor, Berkshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by repairing a damaged section of the M4 takes place this week. Lane closures will be in place on the eastbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Monday 20 February.

M4 junctions 7 to 8/9 Maidenhead, Berkshire: street lighting

Work to maintain road user safety by carrying out maintenance to the street lighting along the M4 continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on the east and westbound carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 20 February for 3 weeks (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junction 8/9 Maidenhead, Berkshire: street lighting and drainage

Work to maintain road user safety by carrying out maintenance to the street lighting and drainage system at the junction continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on all approaches to the junction overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Tuesday 29 February (Monday to Friday only).

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 11 to 12 Reading, Berkshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by replacing a bridge joint and resurfacing a section of the M4 westbound carriageway between Moto services and junction 12 continues this week. The westbound carriageway will be fully closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Monday 20 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A33 and A4.

In addition, lane closures will be in place on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Tuesday 21 February for 6 nights (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junctions 12 Theale to 13 Chieveley, West Berkshire: resurfacing and bridge refurbishment

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing a section of the westbound carriageway takes place this week. The M4 westbound carriageway between junctions 12 and 13 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Thursday 23 February for 2 nights.

In addition, work to refurbish the bridges which carry the M4 over Dark Lane and Ashampstead Road continues this week. To allow for narrow lanes to be installed, the M4 westbound carriageway between junctions 12 and 13 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Saturday 25 February. The M4 eastbound carriageway between junctions 13 and 12 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Sunday 26 February.

During all closures a clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4.

M27 junction 2 Ower, Hampshire: signs

Work to keep road users informed by maintaining the signage at the junction finishes this week. Lane closures will be in place on all approaches to the junction overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Friday 24 February.

M27 junctions 3 Southampton to 2 Ower, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing the M27 westbound carriageway continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on the westbound carriageway with traffic running along the hard shoulder only overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 20 February for 2 weeks (Monday to Friday only). Traffic will also be directed to exit at junction 3, cross the junction and return onto the M27 westbound carriageway via the entry slip road.

M27 junction 4 Chilworth, Hampshire: road markings

Work to improve journeys by renewing the road markings along the M27 continues this week. The eastbound carriageway between the links for the M3 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Saturday 25 February. A clearly signed diversion in place via the M3 northbound to junction 12 and return.

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

Work to improve journeys by maintaining the traffic flow sensors within the carriageway takes place this week. The eastbound carriageway from junction 7 to junction 8 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 20 February for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Charles Watts Way, Kanes Hill and A3024.

M27 junction 8 Bursledon, Hampshire: road markings

Work to improve journeys by renewing the road markings along the M27 continues this week. The westbound entry slip road at junction 8 and lanes 1 and 2 of the main carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Wednesday 22 February. A clearly signed diversion in place via junction 9 and return.

In addition, the eastbound entry slip road at junction 8 and lanes 1 and 2 of the main carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Sunday 26 February.

A clearly signed diversion in place via junction 7 and return.

M271 Southampton, Hampshire: signs

Work to improve journeys by maintaining the road signage along the M271 takes place this week. Lane closures will be in place on the northbound and southbound carriageways between Redbridge Roundabout and the M27 overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Tuesday 21 February.

A27 Langstone, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to ensure road user safety by repairing a damaged section of the A27 westbound carriageway takes place this week. The westbound carriageway between the slip roads at the A3023 Langstone junction will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 21 February for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place down and across the junction.

A31 Ashley Heath to St Leonards, Dorset: drainage

Work to maintain road user safety by carrying out drainage maintenance starts this week. Lane closures will be in place on the east and westbound carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Friday 24 February.

A34 Bullington Cross to Highclere, Hampshire: resurfacing and road marking

Work to improve road user’s journeys by resurfacing a section of the A34 northbound carriageway starts this week. The A34 northbound carriageway will be closed from the A303 (Bullington Cross) to the A343 (Wash Common) overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 20 February for 11 nights (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A303, Andover and A343.

A34 Chieveley to Speen, West Berkshire: road markings

Work to improve journeys by renewing the road markings along the A34 continues place this week. The A34 southbound carriageway from the Chieveley Junction (M4 junction 13) to the A4 (Speen) will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Tuesday 21 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Newbury.

A34 Oxford, Oxfordshire: resurfacing

Work to improve road user’s journeys by resurfacing the A34 northbound carriageway around Oxford finishes this week. The A34 northbound carriageway will be closed from the Hinksey Hill Interchange to the Botley Interchange overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 24 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Oxford ring-road (A4142 Eastern-by-Pass, A40 Northern-by-Pass and A44).

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Published 20 February 2017