Press release

Planned roadworks in Central Southern England: Weekly summary for Monday 23 March – Sunday 29 March 2015

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

Lane closures will be in place on the eastbound and westbound exit and entry slip roads and on the roundabout itself overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 23 March. Further details are available on the project pages.

M27 junction 4 Chilworth, Hampshire: carriageway resurfacing

The link road from the M27 eastbound to the M3 northbound will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for 10 consecutive nights from Monday 23 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 7.

M27 junction 5 Eastleigh, Hampshire: junction improvement

Narrow lanes and a reduced speed limit will remain in place until June. The eastbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 23 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 7. Further details are available on the project pages.

M27 junction 10 Fareham, Hampshire: survey

The westbound exit slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 23 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 9.

M275 Portsmouth, Hampshire: street lighting maintenance

The northbound link road from the M275 to the M27 westbound will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for four nights from Monday 23 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A2030 Eastern Road.

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 eastbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 3 and 2 (including the junction 3 entry slip road), as follows:

  • Monday 23 March to Tuesday 24 March: 9pm to 5.30am

The westbound carriageway will be closed between junctions 2 and 3 (including the M25 clockwise and anticlockwise link roads to the M3), as follows:

  • Wednesday 25 March to Thursday 26 March: 9pm to 5.30am
  • Friday 27 March: 10pm to 6am
  • Saturday 28 March: 9pm to 6am
  • Sunday 29 March: 10pm to 5.30am

Further details are available on the project pages.

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.

The eastbound A30 Ringway South will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for two nights from Thursday 26 March. A clearly signed diversion route will be in place. Further details are available on the project pages.

M3 junction 7 Dummer, Hampshire: slip road marking renewal

The southbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Thursday 26 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junctions 6 and 9.

M3 junctions 9 to 8 Winchester to Basingstoke: resurfacing work

The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for three nights from Monday 23 March and also on Saturday 28 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A303 and A34.

M3 junctions 10 to 13 Winchester to Eastleigh, Hampshire: carriageway resurfacing

Carriageway and slip road closures will be in place overnight, between 9pm and 6am, as follows:

  • Monday 23 March: junction 13 northbound exit slip road
  • Monday 23 March for three nights:junctions 10 to 9 northbound carriageway
  • Thursday 26 March for two nights:junctions 10 to 9 both directions

Clearly signed diversions will be in place.

M4 junction 8/9 Maidenhead, Berkshire: road marking renewal

The eastbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Monday 23 March. Clearly signed diversions will be in place via the next available junction.

M4 junction 10 Wokingham, Berkshire: junction improvement

Lane closures are in place on the link roads at junction 10 overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until June. Further details are available on the project pages.

M4 junctions 10 to 11 Wokingham to Reading, Berkshire: bridge repair

Lane closures will be in place on the eastbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until Friday 27 March (Monday to Friday only).

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

Lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) until April.

M4 junction 12 Theale, West Berkshire: road marking renewal

The eastbound entry slip road will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Wednesday 25 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 13.

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

Narrow lanes and a 50mph speed limit are in place on both carriageways until July.

The M4 eastbound carriageway between junctions 12 and 14 will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for two nights from Thursday 26 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A4. Further details are available on the project pages.

M4 junctions 14 Hungerford, West Berkshire to 15 Swindon, Wiltshire: Drainage work and road marking renewal

Various lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until May (Monday to Friday only).

The eastbound exit slip road at junction 14 will also be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for three nights from Monday 23 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via junction 13.

A404(M) Maidenhead, Berkshire: drainage maintenance

Lane closures are in place in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until May.

A404(M) junction 9b to Burchetts Green (A4130), Berkshire: resurfacing

The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for two nights from Wednesday 25 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the Henley Road.

A27 Langstone to M27 junction 12 Portsmouth, Hampshire: road marking renewal

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for two nights from Tuesday 24 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2177.

A3 Send to Ockham, Surrey: resurfacing work

The northbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for three nights from Monday 23 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A247.

A3 Hazel Grove Hindhead, Surrey: resurfacing work

The southbound carriageway will be closed between the slip roads overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Saturday 28 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the slip roads.

A3(M) junction 4 to A27 Havant, Hampshire: road marking renewal

The southbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for two nights from Tuesday 24 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the B2150.

A303 Micheldever, Hampshire: drainage maintenance

A lane closure will be in place in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Tuesday 24 March.

A303 Longparish, Hampshire: surface repair

The westbound exit and entry slip roads will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Monday 23 and Thursday 26 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the next available junction.

A303 Hundred Acre/Monxton (A343) to Parkhouse Cross (A338), Hampshire: road marking renewal/barrier repairs/resurfacing

The eastbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for two nights from Thursday 26 March. In addition, there will be a lane closure on the westbound carriageway overnight, between 9pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) for three nights from Friday 27 March.

A31 Ashley Heath to Verwood, Dorset: road marking renewal

The westbound carriageway will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Monday 23 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A35 and A338.

A31 Bere Regis to Roundhouse Roundabout, Dorset: drainage maintenance

The carriageway will be closed in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for two weeks from Monday 23 March (Monday to Friday only). A clearly signed diversion will be in place via the A350 and A35.

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 9pm and 6am, (Monday to Friday) until April.

A34 Kings Worthy to Three Maids Hill, Hampshire: investigation works

The southbound entry slip road at the junction will be closed overnight, between 9pm and 6am, on Tuesday 24 March. A clearly signed diversion will be in place via Bullington Cross.

A34 Whitchurch to Litchfield, Hampshire: sign maintenance

A lane closure will be in place in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for five nights from Monday 23 March.

A34 Chilton to Milton, Oxfordshire: drainage maintenance

Lane closures remain in place overnight, between 9pm and 6am, until May. Further details are available on the project pages.

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 throughout the week. The left hand lane of the southbound A34 will be diverted via the slip roads and the A4130 roundabout.

The following closures will be in place overnight, between 10pm and 6am:

  • Saturday 28 March: A34 northbound between Chilton (A4185) and Milton (A4130_– traffic will be diverted via the A4185/A4130 through Harwell
  • Sunday 29 March: A34 southbound between Marcham (A415) and Milton (A4130) – traffic will be diverted via Marcham, East Hanney, Wantage then back to Milton

Further details are available on Oxford County Council’s scheme page.

A34 Milton to Abingdon, Oxfordshire: sign and drainage maintenance

A lane closure will be in place in both directions overnight, between 9pm and 6am, for two nights from Thursday 26 March.

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.

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