Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: weekly summary for Monday 22 June to Sunday 28 June 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 19 June 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 is taking place, with narrow lanes, a contra-flow 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 northbound carriageway between junctions 4a and 3 will be closed overnight from Monday 22 June to the end of July, between 9pm and 5.30am on Monday to Thursdays, and 10pm and 6am on Fridays. If required, it will also be closed between 9pm and 6am on Saturdays and 10pm and 5.30am on Sundays. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A30 London Road.

For further details please visit the scheme web page.

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.

The M3 southbound spur will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 22 June for three nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A30.

The M3 northbound spur will be fully closed from 9pm on Friday 26 June until 5.30am on Monday 29 June. The Black Dam roundabout will be reduced to one lane open at this time. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junctions 7 and 5 for the spur road.

For more information please visit the scheme web page.

M3 junction 7 Basingstoke to 9 Winchester, Hampshire: hard shoulder strengthening

Work to strengthen the hard shoulder between junctions 7 and 9 will continue this week. The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 22 June for five nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A303 and A34.

M3 junction 13 Eastleigh, Hampshire: waterproofing

Work to reduce the risk of water damage to the M3 junction 13 northbound entry slip road begins this week. The slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 22 June for ten nights (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Leigh Road and the A335.

M4 junctions 8/9 Maidenhead to 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: road marking renewal

Work to improve road user’s safety by renewing the road markings along the M4 continues this week. Both eastbound entry slip roads at junction 10 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 22 June for two nights. In addition a lane closure will be in place on the main M4 eastbound carriageway.

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. Lane closures will be in place on the link roads overnight, between 9pm and 6am, Monday to Friday only. The work is due to be completed in August.

For further details please visit the scheme web page.

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

Work to ensure road user safety by replacing the joint and waterproofing material on the Mortimer Line Railway Bridge continues this week. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are in place 24/7 on both carriageways, with lane closures in place overnight, between 9pm and 6am, Monday to Friday only. Work is due to be completed in July.

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. Narrow lanes, 50mph speed limit and a contraflow will be in place 24/7 with overnight lane closures in place on both carriageways between junction 13 and 14. Work is due to be completed in September.

For further details please visit the scheme web page.

M27 junction 3 Nursling, Hampshire: junction improvement

Work to improve journeys and reduce congestion continues this week. The westbound exit and entry slip roads, the M271 southbound (between the A3057 Romsey Road roundabout and junction 3 of the M27) and the M271 northbound (between M271 junction 1 and M27 junction 3) will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 4am, from Monday 22 June for ten nights (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 2. Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit will remain in place until late July.

For further details please visit the scheme web page.

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 22 June for ten nights. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via junction 7 and 2.

Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit will remain in place until completion in late July. For further details please visit the scheme web page.

A3 Hog’s Back (A31) to University Interchange, Surrey: lighting maintenance

Work to maintain safety by maintaining the lighting along the A3 in Guildford will take place this week. The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Wednesday 24 June. A clearly signed diversion will be in place between the Compton and Dennis Interchanges via the B3000 and Farnham Road.

A3 Hindhead Tunnel, Surrey: routine maintenance

Work to maintain safety through the Hindhead Tunnel will take place this week. The northbound bore will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 22 June for four nights. Road users will be diverted through the southbound bore in contraflow with a 50mph speed limit.

A3 Sheet to Longmoor, Hampshire: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve safety by resurfacing sections of the A3 northbound carriageway in Hampshire continues this week. The carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Wednesday 24 June for fourteen nights (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A272 and B2070.

A3(M) junction 5 Bedhampton to junction 2 Hazleton, Hampshire: resurfacing

Work to improve safety by resurfacing sections of the carriageway begins this week. The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 22 June for four nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2177 and B2150.

A27 Eastern Road to Langstone: carriageway resurfacing

Work to improve safety by resurfacing the A27 carriageway begins this week. The eastbound carriageway between the A2030 Eastern Road and the A3023 Langstone will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 22 June for eleven nights (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Havant Road and the B2177.

A31 Bere Regis to Roundhouse roundabout, Dorset: drainage maintenance

Work to maintain the drainage system alongside the A31 continues this week. The carriageway will be closed in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 22 June for five 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 southbound carriageway 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 10 July (Monday to Friday only).

A34 Chilton to Milton, Oxfordshire: drainage

Work to improve safety by maintaining the drainage along the A34 near Didcot continues this week. The A34 southbound carriageway will be fully closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until Friday 3 July (Monday to Friday only). 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 please visit the scheme website.

A303 Longparish to Andover, Hampshire: sign maintenance

Work to improve information for road users by renewing road signs along the westbound carriageway continues this week. A lane closure will be in place on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday only). Work is due to be completed by the end June.

A303 Parkhouse Cross (A338), Wiltshire: junction Improvements

Work to improve safety by renewing the kerbing, signing and lane markings at the junction continues this week. The eastbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, from Monday 22 June for five nights (Monday to Friday only). Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the Thruxton junction and the A345 Countess Roundabout.

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.

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