Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: Weekly summary for Monday 20 October – Sunday 26 October 2014

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The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 17 October 2014 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 5 Eastleigh, Hampshire: Junction improvement

Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit will be in place while junction improvement work takes place. For further details of this scheme visit the Highways Agency road project page. The eastbound entry slip will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 20 October. A fully signed diversion will be in place via the A27.

M27 junction 10 Fareham, Hampshire: Local authority work

The westbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, from 10pm until 6am, for five nights from Monday 20 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 9.

M3 junction 6 Black Dam Improvement Basingstoke, Hampshire

Narrow lanes and a 30mph speed limit will be in place from 6am on Monday 13 October on the approaches and around the roundabout. For more information, visit: Highways Agency road project page

M4 junctions 8/9 Maidenhead to 11 Reading, Berkshire: Bridge maintenance

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are in place on the east and westbound carriageways until early November. For more details please visit Highways Agency road project page

M4 junctions 12 Theale to 13 Chieveley, West Berkshire: Bridge repairs

Two lanes will be closed on both carriageways overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Friday 24 October.

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

Lane closures will be in place on the eastbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 7 November (Monday to Friday only).

A27 Portsmouth, Hampshire: Slip road marking renewals

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

  • Monday 20 October: Warblington eastbound exit slip road
  • Tuesday 21 October: Eastern Road westbound exit and entry slip roads
  • Wednesday 22 October: Eastern Road eastbound entry slip road
  • Thursday 23 October: Bedhampton westbound exit and entry slip roads Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place using the next available junction.

A3 Hindhead Tunnel, Surrey: Maintenance

Both bores will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 9am, on Saturday 25 October. A fully signed diversion route will be in place via the A31 and A325.

A3 Hog’s Back to Longmoor, Hampshire and Surrey: Road marking renewal

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two nights from Monday 20 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the A31 and A325.

The southbound Sheet link carriageway along with the A3 north and southbound exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Monday 20 October. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place via the B2070.

A303 North Waltham, Hampshire to Parkhouse Cross, Wiltshire: Sign renewal

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

  • Monday 20 October:eastbound carriageway at Parkhouse Cross
  • Tuesday 21 October:westbound carriageway between Thruxton and Parkhouse Cross
  • Wednesday 22 October: both carriageways between Barton Stacey and Overton
  • Friday 24 October:eastbound carriageway between Overton and North Waltham

A34 River Itchen, Winchester, Hampshire: Drainage maintenance

The northbound carriageway will be closed between the M3 and the A272 Three Maids Hill overnight, from 10pm until 6am, until Friday 24 October. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Winchester town centre.

A34/M40 junction 9 Wendlebury, Oxfordshire: Junction improvement

Narrow lanes and a 40mph speed limit will be in place 24 hours a day, until December 2014. There are also overnight lane closures on the A34, A41 and on the roundabout. For further details of this scheme visit: Highways Agency road project page

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.