Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: weekly summary for Monday 21 March to Sunday 27 March 2016

Summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week.

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 18 March 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 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.

Both carriageways will be closed between junctions 2 and 3 overnight, between 8pm and 5.30am, on Monday 21 March and Wednesday 23 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A322, A30 to M25 junction 13. The southbound entry slip road at junction 4a will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, from Monday 21 March for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A327 and A30 to junction 5.

Both carriageways will be closed between junctions 3 and 4 overnight, between 9pm and 5.30am, on Tuesday 22 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A322 and A30.

For further details visit the scheme website.

M3 junction 5 Hook, Hampshire: slip road resurfacing

Work to improve safety on the M3 by resurfacing the slip roads takes place this week. The southbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 21 March for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A287 and A30.

M4 junction 13 Chieveley, West Berkshire: drainage and street lighting

Work to maintain safety by carrying out maintenance to the drainage and street lighting around the junction takes place this week. Lane closures will be in place on all approaches and on the roundabout overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Monday 21 March.

M4 junction 15 Swindon, Wiltshire: traffic signal maintenance

Work to maintain safety by carrying out maintenance to the traffic signals takes place this week. Lane closures will be in place on all approaches and on the roundabout overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Tuesday 22 March for 2 nights.

M27 junction 3 to M271 junction 1 Nursling, Hampshire: carriageway repair

Work to improve safety on the M271 takes place this week. The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 21 March for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M27 junction 2.

M27 junctions 5 to 4 Eastleigh to Chilworth, Hampshire: carriageway resurfacing

Work to maintain safety along the M27 takes place this week. The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 21 March for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M3 junction 12.

M27 junction 10 Fareham, Hampshire: slip road resurfacing

Work to improve safety on slip roads along the M27 takes place this week. The eastbound entry and westbound exit slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Wednesday 23 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 11.

A27 Eastern Road to Broadmarsh Portsmouth, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve safety on the A27 takes place this week. The eastbound carriageway between Eastern Road and Broadmarsh will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 21 March for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A2030.

A3 Hampshire and Surrey: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve safety along the A3 in Hampshire and Surrey takes place this week. The northbound carriageway will be closed from Longmoor to Compton overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 21 March for 3 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A325 and A31.

A31 Bere Regis to Red Post, Dorset: drainage maintenance

Work to improve journeys by carrying out drainage maintenance along the A31 in Dorset continues this week. The A31 will be closed in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 21 March until mid-April (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place from the Roundhouse roundabout via the A350 and A35. Access will be maintained for residents living within the closure and managed locally on site.

A34 Chilton interchange, Oxfordshire: junction improvement

Work to improve journey times and safety by constructing new slip roads and improving the layout of the Chilton interchange continues this week. The northbound exit slip road at the junction will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until late spring (Monday to Friday only). Work is due to be completed in summer 2016.

For further details visit the scheme website.

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 visit the scheme website.

A34 Wytham, Oxfordshire: bridge joint repair

Work to maintain journeys by undertaking bridge joint replacement near Wytham starts this week. The northbound carriageway between the A420 Botley interchange and the A44 Peartree interchange will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 21 March for 5 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Oxford ring-road.

A34 Weston-on-the-Green, Oxfordshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing the carriageway near Weston-on-the-Green takes place this week. The A34 southbound carriageway from the M40 junction 9 to the Islip junction will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Monday 21 March.

A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the M40 junction 8a, A40 and the A423 Eastern-By-Pass to re-join the A34 at Hinksey Hill. A clearly signed diversion for motorway restricted vehicles will be in place via the A4095 and A44.

A303 Andover, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing sections of the westbound carriageway between Picket Twenty and the A3057 takes place this week. The westbound carriageway between the A3093 Picket Twenty and A343 Hundred Acre will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 21 March for 2 nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Andover ring-road (A3093, A343).

A303 Thruxton, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve journeys by resurfacing sections of both carriageways near Thruxton continues this week. The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Wednesday 23 March until Friday 8 April (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A338, Ludgershall and A342 Andover Road.

A404 Burchetts Green, Berkshire: street lighting

Work to maintain safety by replacing lighting heads around the junction takes place this week. The northbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Monday 21 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A404(M) junction 9b roundabout.

A404 Burchetts Green, Berkshire to Marlow, Buckinghamshire: street lighting and traffic signalling

Work to maintain safety by replacing lighting heads and maintaining traffic signals along the A404 finishes this week. Lane closures will be in place on both carriageways overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Wednesday 23 March.

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