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Planned roadworks in central southern England: weekly summary for Monday 20 July to Sunday 26 July 2015

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Summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week in central southern England.

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 17 July 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.

M3 junctions 2 Thorpe to 4a Farnborough: smart motorway improvement

Work to reduce congestion and improve journey times continues this week, with narrow lanes, a contraflow and a 50mph speed limit 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 southbound carriageway between junctions 2 and 3, including the M25 clockwise and anti-clockwise link roads to the M3 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 5.30am, from Monday 20 July for 3 nights. The northbound carriageway between junctions 4a to 3 including junctions 4a and 4 entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, on Thursday 23 July and between 10pm and 6am on Friday 24 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A30 London Road.

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

M3 junction 6 Basingstoke, Hampshire: Black Dam improvement

Work to reduce congestion and improve journey times across the Black Dam roundabout near Basingstoke continues this week. Narrow lanes, a 30mph speed limit and off-peak lane closures will be in place on the approaches and around the roundabout until autumn 2015.

For more information visit the road project pages.

M3 junctions 6 Basingstoke to 8 Popham, Hampshire: bridge waterproofing

Work to improve safety by replacing bridge waterproof membranes and expansion joints begins this week. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will be in place in both directions between junctions 6 and 8 until mid-December 2015.

For more information visit the road projects pages.

M4 junctions 5 Slough to 7 Maidenhead, Berkshire: street lighting

Work to improve visibility by maintaining the street lighting near Slough continues this week. Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Wednesday 29 July (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junctions 10 Wokingham to 8/9 Maidenhead to, Berkshire: resurfacing

Work to improve safety by resurfacing sections of the eastbound carriageway near Maidenhead continues this week. The eastbound carriageway between junctions 10 and 8/9 will be close overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Wednesday 22 July for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A329(M), A4 and A404(M). In addition, lane closures will be in place on the eastbound carriageway on the remaining nights, between 9pm and 6am, until Friday 31 July (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junction 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: junction improvement

Work to ease congestion by widening the slip roads and remarking lanes at the junction continues this week. 24 hour narrow lanes are in place on the links joining the A329(M) in both directions. In addition, lane closures will be in place on the link roads overnight, between 9pm and 6am (Monday to Friday only).

The westbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Monday 20 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 11. The eastbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for 9 nights from Tuesday 21 July (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 8/9. The work is due to be completed in early September.

For further details of this scheme visit the road projects page.

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

Work to maintain safety and improve journeys by replacing bridge joints and beams at the Chieveley Interchange and Welford Viaduct continues this week. 24 hour narrow lanes, a contraflow and a 50mph speed limit are in place on both carriageways between junction 13 and junction 14. Work is due to be completed in September.

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

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

Work to maintain safety and improve journeys by replacing bridge joints and beams at the Chieveley Interchange and Welford Viaduct continues this week. 24 hour narrow lanes, a contraflow and a 50mph speed limit are in place on both carriageways between junction 13 and junction 14. Work is due to be completed in September.

For further details of this scheme visit the road project page.

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

Work to improve safety by maintaining the drainage along the M4 between Hungerford and Swindon continues this week. Lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Friday 24 July.

M27 junction 3 Nursling, Hampshire: junction improvement

Work to improve journeys and reduce congestion on the northern side of the junction 5 roundabout is continuing this week. The eastbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 20 July for 10 nights (Monday to Friday only). Clearly signed diversions will be in place via junctions 7 and 2.

Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit will remain in place until completion in early August. For further details about this scheme visit the road project pages.

M27 junction 5 Eastleigh, Hampshire: junction improvement

Work to improve journeys and reduce congestion on the northern side of the junction 5 roundabout is continuing this week. The eastbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 20 July for 10 nights (Monday to Friday only). Clearly signed diversions will be in place via junctions 7 and 2.

Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit will remain in place until completion in early August. For further details about this scheme visit the road project pages.

A3 Liphook to Ham Barn, Hampshire: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve safety by resurfacing sections of the A3 in Hampshire begins this week. The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 20 July for 12 nights (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2070 and B3006.

A3 Berelands to A3(M) junction 3 Hulbert Road, Hampshire: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve safety by resurfacing sections of the A3 and A3(M) in Hampshire finishes this week. The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Monday 20 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A272 and A32 to M27 junction 10.

A3(M) junction 5 Bedhampton to 2 Hazleton, Hampshire: road marking renewal

Work to maintain safety by renewing road markings on the A3(M) continues this week. The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 21 July for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2177 and B2149.

A27 Eastern Road to Langstone: vehicle detector loop installation

Work to improve driver information systems by installing vehicle detector equipment in the A27 takes place this week. The eastbound carriageway between the A2030 Eastern Road and the A3023 Langstone will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Friday 24 July for 3 consecutive nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Havant Road and the B2177.

A31 Cadnam to Ashley Heath, Hampshire: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve road user safety by resurfacing sections of the A31 carriageway between Cadnam and Ashley Heath takes place this week. The eastbound carriageway will be closed between the Ashley Heath roundabout and M27 junction 2 at Ower overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 20 July for 4 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A326, A35 and A338.

A31 Bere Regis to Roundhouse Roundabout, Dorset: sign maintenance

Work to improve driver information by maintaining road signs takes place along the A31 this week. Both carriageways will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 20 July for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A350 and A35.

A34 Whitchurch to Bullington, Hampshire: sign maintenance

Work to improve information for drivers by renewing road signs along the A34 between Whitchurch and Bullington continues this week. A lane closure will be in place on the southbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Friday 24 July.

A34 Chieveley, West Berkshire: drainage and bridge repair

Work to maintain road user safety by carrying out drainage maintenance at the Chieveley Interchange continues this week. Lane closures will be in place on the A34 north and southbound approaches to the roundabout overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Friday 24 July.

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

A34 Chilton to Milton, Oxfordshire: drainage

Work to improve safety by maintaining the drainage along the A34 near Didcot continues this week. The A34 northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 24 July. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4130 and A4185.

A34 Milton interchange, Oxfordshire: junction improvement

Work to improve journey times and safety by improving the layout of the Milton interchange continues this week. Narrow lanes and a temporary speed limit will be in place 24/7. Work is due to be completed in spring 2016.

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

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
  • be alert for road workers, the roads are their workplace

General enquiries

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Published 17 July 2015