Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: Weekly summary for Monday 23 February – Sunday 1 March 2015

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of 20 February 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.

M27 junction 3 Nursling, Hampshire: Junction improvement

The south section of the roundabout between the M271 slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Monday 23 February for five nights. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 1 of the M271.

The following closures will take place overnight between 10pm and 6am:

Monday 23 February for five nights: junction 3 eastbound exit

Monday 23 February for ten nights: M271 southbound (A3057 to M27 junction 3)

Monday 23 February for ten nights: M271 northbound (junction 1 to M27 junction 3)

Clearly signed diversion routes will be in place.

For further details of this scheme visit: www.highways.gov.uk/m27j3

M27 junction 5 Eastleigh, Hampshire: Junction improvement

Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit will remain in place until June 2015.

For further details of this scheme visit: www.highways.gov.uk/m27j5

M3 junction 2 (Thorpe) to 4a (Fleet): Smart motorway improvement

Narrow lanes, a contra-flow and a 50mph speed limit will be in place on both carriageways, with a free recovery service operating 24 hours a day until the end of 2016.

The westbound carriageway between junction 2 (Thorpe) and junction 3 (Lightwater) including M25 clockwise link road to the M3 westbound and M25 anti-clockwise link road to the M3 westbound will be closed overnight for ten nights as follows:

Monday 23 February to Thursday 26 February 2015 9pm – 5.30am Friday 27 February 2015 10pm – 6am Saturday 28 February 9pm – 6am Sunday 1 February 2015 at 10pm – 5.30am Monday 2 March 2015 9pm – 5.30am

The junction 4a northbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 23 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 4.

Further overnight lane and carriageway closures may be required at short notice.

For further details of this scheme visit: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/M3-Junctions-2-4a

M3 junction 6 Basingstoke, Hampshire: Black Dam improvement

Narrow lanes and a 30mph speed limit will remain in place on the approaches and around the roundabout until Summer 2015.

For more information, visit: www.highways.gov.uk/m3blackdam

M3 junction 7 Basingstoke, Hampshire: Slip road marking renewal

All exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Saturday 28 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junctions 6, 9 or the A30.

M3 junctions 11 to 12 Winchester to Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire: Carriageway resurfacing

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Friday 27 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Otterbourne Road.

M4 junctions 5 to 6 Slough, Berkshire: Railway bridge repair

Lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) until Friday 27 February.

M4 junction 6 Slough, Berkshire: Construction of hard standing maintenance areas

Various lane closures are in place on the roundabout and approach roads overnight, between 10pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) until early-March.

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

Lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) until early March.

M4 junction 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: Junction improvement

Lane closures are in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until June.

For further details of this scheme visit: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/m4-junction-10-congestion-relief-improvement

M4 junctions 11 Reading to 12 Theale, Berkshire: Safety barrier maintenance

Lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) until April.

M4 junction 12 Theale, West Berkshire: Road marking renewal

The following slip roads will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, with clearly signed diversions in place via the next available junction:

Wednesday 25 February – westbound exit slip road

Friday 27 February – eastbound exit and entry slip roads

M4 junctions 13 Chieveley to 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire: Bridge repair, resurfacing and drainage maintenance

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 23 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4.

Lane closures will then continue to be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until March.

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

Various lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until May (Monday to Friday only).

M4 junctions 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire to 15 Swindon, Wiltshire: Poughley bridge refurbishment

The bridge which carries the local road over the M4 near Poughley will be closed 24 hours a day until Sunday 1 March. Clearly signed diversions will be in place to the east of the bridge via Hungerford Newtown, and to the west of the bridge via B4001 Stag Hill.

A404(M) Maidenhead, Berkshire: Drainage maintenance

Lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until May

A27 Bedhampton to Langstone Portsmouth, Hampshire: Resurfacing

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for two weeks from Monday 23 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2149.

A3 Ockham to Send, Surrey: Carriageway resurfacing

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 23 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2215.

A3 Surrey: Vegetation maintenance

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

Monday 23 February: Bramshott northbound exit and entry slip roads

Tuesday 24 February: Milford northbound exit and entry slip roads

Wednesday 25 February: Shackleford northbound entry and exit slip roads

Thursday 26 February: Compton northbound exit slip road

Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the next available junction.

A31 Picket Post to Ringwood, Hampshire: Road marking renewal

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Monday 23 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B3078.

A31 Lake Gates to Merley, Dorset: Carriageway resurfacing

The carriageway will be closed in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for ten nights from Monday 23 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A349.

A31 Bere Regis to Roundhouse Roundabout, Dorset: Drainage maintenance

The carriageway will be closed in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five weeks from Monday 23 February (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A350 and A35.

A303 Popham (Basingstoke), Hampshire: Vegetation management

Temporary traffic lights will be in place on the eastbound link road (Stockbridge Road), past Basingstoke Crematorium until Friday 6 March (Monday to Friday daytime only).

A303 Popham Services, Hampshire: Road marking renewal

The westbound access to Popham Service Area will be closed overnight, between 11pm and 6am, on Wednesday 25 February.

A303 Micheldever to Overton, Hampshire: Drainage maintenance

A lane closure will be in place on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for four nights from Monday 23 February. The eastbound entry slip road at the Micheldever junction will be fully overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Tuesday 24 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Bullington Cross.

A34 Kings Worthy (Winchester), Hampshire: Construction of new lay-by

The existing lay-by on the northbound carriageway remains closed, and there are lane closures on the northbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) until April.

A34 Highclere to Whitchurch, Hampshire: Carriageway repair and road marking renewal

The southbound carriageway from the A343 Highclere Common Road junction to the Whitchurch Interchange will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Monday 23 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A343 and A303.

A lane closure will be in place on the northbound carriageway overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 23 February.

A34 Highclere, Hampshire: Sign maintenance

The southbound exit slip-road at the A343 Highclere junction will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, on Monday 23 February. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Tot Hill Services junction.

A34 Speen to Beedon, West Berkshire: Sign maintenance and road marking renewal

Lane closures will be in place in both directions overnight, between 10pm and 6am, for eight consecutive nights from Monday 23 February. The following slip roads will also be closed overnight with clearly signed diversions in place via the next available junction:

Thursday 26 February – Chieveley – closure of the southbound exit slip road

Friday 27 February – Chieveley – closure of the southbound link from the M4 Junction 13 roundabout to the A34 will be closed overnight ( between 11pm and 6am)

Friday 27 February – East Ilsley – closure of the northbound exit and entry slip roads

A34 Chilton to Milton, Oxfordshire: Drainage maintenance

Lane closures remain in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am, until May.

For further details of this scheme visit: www.highways.gov.uk/a34didcotdrainage

A34 Milton Interchange, Oxfordshire: Junction improvement

Narrow lanes and speed limits of 40mph on the northbound carriageway and 30mph on the southbound carriageway will be in place. The left hand lane of the southbound A34 will be diverted via the slip roads and the A4130 roundabout.

For further details of this scheme visit: www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/a34milton

A34 Oxford, Oxfordshire: Drainage maintenance

Lane closures between the Hinksey Hill and Botley Interchanges will be in place overnight, between 10pm until 6am, for four consecutive nights from Friday 27 February in both directions.

A34/M40 junction 9 Wendlebury, Oxfordshire: Junction improvements

The A34 northbound carriageway from the B430 Weston-on-the-Green to the M40 will be closed overnight, between 10pm and 6am, from Saturday 28 February for two nights. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the M40 junction 8a (for motorway permitted vehicles) and the A4095 between Woodstock and Bicester (for motorway restricted vehicles).

For further details of this scheme visit: http://www.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/a34-m40-junction-9-wendlebury-phase-2

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.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.